Global Data Protection: Where Do You Stand?
Global Data Protection: Where Do You Stand?

Last week, we discussed how global data regulations can impact businesses of all sizes, as outlined by Jonathan Armstrong, technology lawyer for Cordery and data regulation advisor at Absolute. Expanding on that discussion, Jonathan has put together a video, alongside fellow Cordery lawyer Gayle McFarlane, outlining some additional shifts in the global data regulation landscape.

In the video, Gayle and Jonathan discuss a number of important regulatory changes, including:

  • The recent enforcements by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against organizations inaccurately representing their certification under its “Safe Harbor” Framework. In order to transfer data from the EU and Switzerland to the US, the Framework requires adequate standards in a number of areas, including data security
  • A status update on the EU GDPR regulations
  • A discussion of other data protection news including recent developments in Bavaria and the Schrems litigation against Facebook for alleged data violation

Keeping abreast of changing data regulations is a complicated issue. Every business has the capacity to become a global business, with customers around the world. This creates a complex regulatory environment that many businesses are unprepared to deal with.

Check out Jonathan’s recent article for Tech Page One on Data regulation around the world for further reading, and learn how Absolute can help your organization navigate the choppy regulatory landscape and to mitigate data security risks at


Arieanna Schweber

Arieanna Schweber has been a part of the Absolute writing team since 2007. Arieanna was Canada’s first female professional blogger and has been professionally blogging since 2006 and has spoken at leading blogging conferences including BlogHer and Northern Voice. Arieanna has a joint degree in Business and Communications from Simon Fraser University and continues to build communities for Vancouver-based clients.