Why Read This
As a consequence of increasing global commerce, security and risk (S&R) professionals face the complexity of navigating data privacy regulations from around the world. Forrester clients frequently ask about European Union (EU) privacy regulations. While data protection requirements in the US are commonly industry-centric, those in the EU focus more on the individual's right to privacy. This leads to a number of differences in how data should be handled in the EU as opposed to the US, especially in transferring data between countries of varying regulatory standards. This report addresses common data privacy questions.