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 is an update to the report of the same name published on September 16, 2011 as part of Forrester's commitment to keep our clients up to date on the rapid pace of privacy regulation reform. We address common data privacy questions and highlights upcoming changes in the regulations that have the most impact on organizations operating on a global scale.