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Every day organizations are monitoring data loss and personal data breaches from either internal or external threats. Almost a decade ago, the loss or breach of a few million people’s data was considered catastrophic, and these days organizations have reported billions of records being lost or stolen due to negligence, external attack, or insider threats.
Virginia has become the next US state to pass a comprehensive consumer data protection law which can be considered to be at par with other major state data privacy laws i.e the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) -or the recently passed Consumer Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)- and Washington Privacy Act (WPA).
Influenced by the European Union Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC), the Philippines passed the Data Privacy Act 2012 Republic Act. No, 10173 (the "DPA") in 2012. The purpose of the DPA is to provide rights to individuals for their enhanced control over their personal information while ensuring a free flow of information to promote innovation and growth in the Philippines.
The Irish Data Protection Act, 2018 (Irish DPA) implements the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and transposes the European Union Law Enforcement Directive in Ireland. Since it incorporates most of the provisions from the GDPR and the Law Enforcement Directive with limited additions and deletions as per the national law, it is considered to be the principal data protection legislation in Ireland.