Understanding Data Privacy and Security

Overview

Expectations outside the U.S. about what information is private, and the extent to which it is private, can be substantially different from those in the U.S.  In Europe and elsewhere (e.g., Argentina, Canada, Israel), privacy of information is seen as a human right and their data privacy and security laws are both more comprehensive and more rigorous than those in the U.S.

For guidance on how to structure your international work so that it meets relevant data privacy and security regulations, contact the Office of the General Counsel.

For more information on this topic, use the Data Protection Laws menu on the right.