Last Updated: January 2023
2023 could be dubbed the year data privacy and its relevant legislation come to the forefront of Parliaments and presses. In nearly every corner of the world, data privacy legislation can be found impacting everyday life — and not just because we’re privacy professionals. This year, anticipate jurisdictions to iterate or build on pre-existing or proposed legislation to keep up with evolving technology while other nations scramble to get some skin in the game and establish a comprehensive privacy law. The IAPP gathered predictions from privacy professionals in 56 jurisdictions across six continents and presented them in this white paper so you can see what may play out across the world from on-the-ground experts.
Editor’s note: While we try to include as many countries as possible, we recognize this is not a comprehensive list. If you are interested in submitting predictions for a country not featured here, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Global Legislative Prediction Resources
The IAPP published the following look-ahead resources for 2023:
Listed below are previously published versions of the IAPP Global Legislative Predictions, dating back to 2017. (Note: The 2021 Global Legislative Predictions were not published due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.)
- 2022 Global Legislative Predictions
- 2020 Global Legislative Predictions
- 2019 Global Legislative Predictions
- 2018 Global Legislative Predictions
- 2017 Global Legislative Predictions