The past several years have seen the emergence of three perspectives on data privacy, with Beijing, Brussels, and the U.S. enshrining different policies and approaches to allow consumers to protect their data.
The U.S., which notably lacks federal privacy legislation, has seen state-level policymakers and regulators take the lead in establishing legislation and holding firms accountable that have been perceived to break the rules. In comparison, the European Union has legislated out of Brussels a series of stringent protections that enshrine data privacy as a consumer right. Lastly, China, which enacted privacy legislation in its civil code just this past year, has emphasized centralized control of data.
Jay will overview this emerging global tripolar data privacy environment and describe how societies around the world are being drawn into the gravitational pull of these three philosophies. Grounded in this understanding, he will detail the steps that multinational businesses with operations in one or more of these regions can take to not only position themselves to better manage an increasingly fragmented regulatory environment, but to use compliance as a competitive advantage.