Sent to subscribers in May 2015
We are pleased to announce that Supplement 17 of Global Privacy and Security Law is now available. We would also like to welcome Rahul Matthan as our new contributor for the chapter on India privacy and security laws. The India chapter has been rewritten in its entirety for this Supplement.
In total, Supplement 17 contains updates to 18 chapters. Following on from developments detailed in recent supplements, Russia enacted legislation, in December 2014, to bring forward the effective date of the legal obligation for companies doing business in Russia to process and store the personal data of Russian citizens on servers located within the Russian Federation.
A number of European countries have introduced legislation that impacts on data protection matters. The updated Slovakia Chapter provides an overview of its new “Whistleblowing” legislation while updates to the chapter on Turkey examine the main provisions of the new E-Commerce Code, which addresses the issue of unsolicited commercial communications. A new Cybernetic Security Law came into force in Lithuania in January 2015, the main elements of this piece of legislation are addressed in the updates to the Lithuania chapter.
An overview of the other updates in Supplement 17 is provided below.