Privacy Roadmap 2021
2020 saw several key legislative proposals progress globally, but what will be the main privacy trends in 2021?
OneTrust DataGuidance has produced the Privacy Roadmap 2021 report which looks ahead at privacy trends in 2021 and outlines the key global developments to watch this year.
Looking ahead at privacy trends in 2021
The development of privacy legislation shows no signs of slowing down in 2021. Globally there are several legislative updates and privacy trends to watch out for over the next twelve months.
In the EMEA, there is an ongoing focus on the Schrems II case, and all eyes are now directed towards the EDPB, who are expected to release their final guidance on the decision in the early part of the year. Furthermore, Brexit breakthroughs at the tail-end of 2020 have many organizations waiting on the European Commission's decision on UK adequacy.
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In the APAC region, there are numerous making progress with privacy legislation. Thailand’s PDPA is expected to enter into force on May 31. Additionally, amendments to the Russian federal data protection law were passed and are expected to enter into force on March 1. It is also anticipated that both the draft Personal Information Protection Law and draft Data Security Law will be passed in China.
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Privacy trends in 2021 in the Americas are largely focused in the US. There are several state bills forecast to be re-introduced, with New York leading the way by recently reintroducing a bill for the New York Privacy Act in the state assembly. Additionally, the fourth set of modifications to the CCPA regulations will be released later this year, there are further anticipated developments to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, and the prospect of a federal privacy law remains.