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Comparing privacy laws

Comparing Privacy Laws

Comply with laws around the world

The Global Privacy Laws portal is the latest feature to be added to the OneTrust DataGuidance Research platform and provides the most comprehensive way of comparing privacy laws around the world. New jurisdictions are being added to the portal every week. 

To research a jurisdiction not currently included, you can utilise the Laws Around The World Map to visit that country's dashboard and resources.

The US presents a plethora of laws and privacy bills posing relevant compliance challenges for privacy professionals. OneTrust DataGuidance has therefore built the USA State Law Tracker, a dedicated hub for US state law developments where organisations are able to access and understand how potential laws might affect their daily operations.

OneTrust DataGuidance's GDPR Portal also provides a central resource for more detailed research into the GDPR, its implementation in each Member State, and how such laws vary.

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Law and Authority

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  • Law
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  • Authority
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  • Bulgaria
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  • Canada Federal
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
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  • Czech Republic
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  • El Salvador
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  • Guernsey
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  • Kosovo
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  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Ontario
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  • Poland
  • Quebec
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
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  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • The Gambia
  • Togo
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkmenistan
  • UK
  • Uruguay
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  • Vietnam
  • Zimbabwe

Definitions

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  • Data Controller
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  • Personal Data
  • Sensitive Data
  • Health Data
  • Biometric Data
  • Pseudonymisation
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  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Columbia
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Canada Federal
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guernsey
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo
  • Lithuania
  • Macau
  • Mali
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Morocco
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Ontario
  • Panama
  • Poland
  • Quebec
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saskatchewan
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • The Gambia
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  • UK
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Zimbabwe

Controller and Processor Obligations

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  • Data Processing Registration
  • Data Transfers
  • Data Processing Records
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  • DPOs
  • Breach Notification
  • Data Retention
  • Children's Data
  • Special Categories
  • Vendor Contracts
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Columbia
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Canada Federal
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guernsey
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo
  • Lithuania
  • Macau
  • Mali
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Morocco
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Ontario
  • Panama
  • Poland
  • Quebec
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saskatchewan
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • The Gambia
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  • Vietnam
  • Zimbabwe

Individuals' Rights

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  • Informed
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  • Automated Decision-Making
  • Other
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  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Columbia
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Canada Federal
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guernsey
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo
  • Lithuania
  • Macau
  • Mali
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Morocco
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Ontario
  • Panama
  • Poland
  • Quebec
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saskatchewan
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • The Gambia
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  • UK
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  • Vietnam
  • Zimbabwe

Penalties and Enforcement

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  • Penalties
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  • Belarus
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Columbia
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Canada Federal
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guernsey
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo
  • Latin America
  • Lithuania
  • Macau
  • Mali
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Morocco
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Ontario
  • Panama
  • Poland
  • Quebec
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saskatchewan
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • The Gambia
  • Togo
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkmenistan
  • UK
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Zimbabwe