Data Protection and Privacy Legislation Worldwide Data Protection and Privacy Legislation Worldwide

As more and more social and economic activities have place online, the importance of privacy and data protection is increasingly recognized.

Of equal concern is the collection, use and sharing of personal information to third parties without notice or consent of consumers. 132 out of 194 countries had put in place legislation to secure the protection of data and privacy.

Africa and Asia show a similar level of adoption with 55 per cent of countries having adopted such legislations from which 23 are least developed countries.

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