Chapter

The Worldwide Data Protection Regulatory Landscape

Lokke Moerel

in Binding Corporate Rules

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199662913
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191746208 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662913.003.0003
The Worldwide Data Protection Regulatory Landscape

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This chapter gives an introduction to the worldwide data protection regulatory landscape and the different types of regulatory systems. It provides an overview of the basic principles of the data protection directive (and the changes envisaged by the Proposed Regulation), as knowledge of these principles is required for a proper understanding of the Binding Corporate Rules regime. The APEC Privacy Framework is also discussed as a representative of a data protection system based on an organizational approach rather than a territorial approach.

Keywords: Data Protection Directive; APEC Privacy Framework; data protection regulation

Chapter.  14851 words. 

Subjects: Intellectual Property Law

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