Carey Olsen has once again worked with global law firm DLA Piper on its annual edition of the Data Protection Laws of the World Handbook.

Introduced in 2012, it has become the go-to publication for businesses all over the world who want to understand the privacy and data protection laws and regulations within this increasingly vital, yet complex field of compliance. Experts from Carey Olsen, heavily involved in data protection developments  offshore , were invited to contribute chapters covering the laws of the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey.

The importance of understanding the legal requirements surrounding data protection has intensified  as  any business  based in, or doing business with the EU, will have a legal obligation to comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that come into force in May 2018.  This is set to have a major effect on how businesses operate and it is  essentialt that businesses start to prepare for it. This guide will be an invaluable reference tool in this process, helping clients review their risks and legal responsibilities in relation to the processing and capturing of data in a global digital marketplace. 

Topics covered include: data security, data loss prevention and data breaches, online and mobile tracking and consumer protection regulation, global data transfer management, and incident response planning and execution.

Contributors from Carey Olsen included Guernsey counsel Richard Field, Jersey counsel Huw Thomas, BVI partner Clinton Hempel and senior associate Alan Hughes and Cayman Islands partner Nick Bullmore and associate Alistair Russell. If you have any questions as to what will be required of your business, please contact any of the Carey Olsen contributors or see the chapters below.
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