Many international organisations are struggling to become compliant with applicable data privacy legislation in all countries where they have activities. The increase in cyber-attacks since the start of the global pandemic has made it even more relevant to stay abreast of changing laws and regulations. However, legislation changes continuously, making it easy to lose track.

This white paper, that will be periodically updated and made available by BDO’s Global Data Privacy team, will help you gain clarity in the laws and regulations around the world. You will find a summary of current data privacy obligations along with contact details and commentary, from a sample of jurisdictions where BDO has substantial privacy expertise.

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data breach notifications have been reported in the EEA
GDPR fines have been issued
total amount of GDPR fines
largest fine, issued to France
smallest fine, issued to Hungary

Country updates

We have specialists across the globe who can support you to become compliant, maintain compliance or provide assurance over your level of compliance. You can find updates on the following 26 countries:

  • Australia

  • Belgium

  • Bulgaria

  • Canada

  • Finland

  • Germany

  • Guernsey

  • Hungary

  • Hong Kong

  • Italy

  • Jersey

  • Latvia

  • Malta

  • Netherlands

  • Poland

  • Portugal

  • Romania

  • Russia

  • Singapore

  • Slovenia

  • South Africa

  • Spain

  • Switzerland

  • Turkey

  • United Kingdom

  • United States

Coming soon

In addition to this whitepaper, a new BDO website with up-to-date information on data privacy per country, will be available soon. Via this website, you will also be able to subscribe to regular updates by e-mail on data privacy legislation per country.

Koen Claessens


Tel.: +32 3 230 58 40