Monday, 29 June 2020

Countries influenced by GDPR

According to the Commission's Staff Working Document accompanying its 2-year report on the GDPR, the GDPR has acted as "a catalyst" for many third countries around the world to consider introducing modern privacy rules":
Brazil, California, Chile, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, South Korea, Taiwan, Tunisia

A map of those countries is below, as I like graphics! Click on Larger for the larger version.


Also mentioned in the SWD for "promising developments" regarding privacy legislation, and therefore "third countries" that are possible candidates for future "adequacy" discussions with the Commission:
Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand; Africa (e.g. Ethiopia, Kenya) and  the European Eastern and Southern neighbourhood (e.g. Georgia).