Global: International Data Protection Day!

International Data Protection Day, which falls annually on January 28, is “an international effort to create awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust”. We would like to take this opportunity to share a number of data protection resources developed by our global Data Protection, Privacy and Security team to assist your organisation.


Data Protection Laws of the World

The ninth edition of our popular Data Protection Laws of the World launches today. Revised and refreshed for 2020, the site provides a succinct overview of data protection laws in over 100 jurisdictions, and allows for the direct comparison of requirements between jurisdictions. New jurisdictions for this edition include Vietnam, Paraguay, and Botswana.


CCPA Training Seminars

We will be hosting a series of training seminars across Europe covering the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the practical implications for your organisation. The seminars will be led by two of DLA Piper’s US-based privacy law partners and leading CCPA experts, who will present alongside European colleagues to give a fully rounded overview. For further information please email


DLA Piper GDPR Data Breach Report 2020

Over 160,000 data breach notifications have been reported across the 28 European Union Member States plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein since the GDPR came into force on 25 May 2018. We have published a report which takes a closer look at the number of breaches notified to regulators across Europe and details the number of fines issued in different countries since the start of the new GDPR regime.


Privacy Matters Blog

You may also be interested in our blog (Yes, this one!) where members of our global team post regular updates on all matters related to data protection, privacy and security. In order to receive an email when a new post is made, please enter your details in the subscription section on the blog homepage.


Explore GDPR Mobile App

Our Explore GDPR mobile app is available from both Apple’s App Store and Google Play. The app has been developed to make the text of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) easily accessible. It not only provides the full Regulation text but is also fully searchable and links each article to each of the relevant recitals. In addition, articles from the EU GDPR are linked to corresponding articles from its predecessor, the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC.


Data Privacy Scorebox

Our Data Privacy Scorebox is an online tool to help assess an organisation’s data protection maturity level. It requires completing a survey covering areas such as storage of data, use of data, and customers’ rights. Once completed, a report summarising your organisation’s alignment with 12 key areas of global data protection is produced. The report also includes a practical action point check list and peer benchmarking data.


About DLA Piper’s Data Protection, Privacy and Security group

The DLA Piper Data Protection, Privacy and Security Group includes over 180 privacy professionals worldwide. We provide business-oriented legal advice on achieving effective compliance wherever you do business. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us at