International Report

“As a lawyer responsible for privacy compliance, I look to Privacy Laws & Business to help keep me current on legal and policy developments in privacy from around the world.”
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Gain free access to the PL&B International Reports from 1987 to 2004 and United Kingdom Reports from 2000 to 2004.
Click here for access to the International Report current and back issues

The International Report will help you to:

Stay informed of data protection legislative developments in 110+ countries

• Receive regular email news updates

• Learn from other organisations’ experience through case studies and analysis

Incorporate practical compliance solutions into your business strategy

Find out about future regulatory plans

Understand laws, regulations, court and tribunal decisions and what they will mean to you

Be alert to future privacy and data protection law issues that will affect your organisation’s compliance

Explain international data protection directives, conventions, guidelines and standards

Subscription Costs

1 user access:

UK Reports & Documentation - £440 (+ VAT for UK based subscribers)
International Reports & Documentation - £550 (+ VAT for UK based subscribers)
Combined UK & International Reports & Documentation - £880 (+ VAT for UK based subscribers)

1 user subscription is not available to for organisations with over 500 employees, who should subscribe for either 2 to 10 users or an enterprise licence.

Subscription Discounts

A 50% introductory discount is available off the first 12 month subscription for:

  • Private sector organisations with up to 500 employees
  • Data Protection Authorities
  • Public Sector
  • Charities
  • Academic institutions

Use discount code HPSUB when subscribing.

Number of years: 2 (10% discount) or 3 (15% discount) year subscriptions

Number of users: Discounts for 2-10 users and Enterprise Licence for 11+ users 

Subcription package

12 Issues published per year
You will receive six International Reports and/or six United Kingdom Reports.

E-Mail News Updates
Our e-mail updates keep you regularly informed of the latest developments in data protection and privacy issues worldwide.

Online Back Issues
Access PL&B International and/or United Kingdom Report back issues (International editions back to July 1998 and all the United Kingdom editions since the start in December 2000).

Online Events Documentation
Access International and/or UK events documentation such as our various Roundtables with Data Protection Commissioners and the PL&B Annual  International Conferences in Cambridge, UK.

Special Reports
Gain access to PL&B special reports on data privacy laws in 109 countries, and a book published on Data Privacy Laws in the Asia-Pacific region.

Helpline Enquiry Service
Contact the PL&B team with your questions such as the current status of privacy legislation worldwide, and sources for specific issues and texts. Please note this service does not offer legal advice or consultancy.


"PL&B’s International Report is a powerhouse of information that provides relevant insight
across a variety of jurisdictions in a timely manner

Mark Keddie, Chief Privacy Officer, BT Group, UK

"I particularly like the short and concise nature of the Privacy Laws & Business Reports,
I never leave home without a copy, and value the printed copies,
as I like to read them whilst on my daily train journey into work
Steve Wright, Chief Privacy Officer, Unilever, UK

"Good lay out with well written articles, very useful digest of the hot topics"
Kathleen Fadden, Associate General Counsel, Amgen, Switzerland

"I’ve found the PL&B International Report to be an invaluable resource in helping me to
keep up with privacy developments worldwide."

Mike Hintze, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft

“For over 15 years, I have read PL&B Reports to keep up with the developments and changes in regulations and laws.
We can adapt our programs and anticipate international changes which will impact our business.”
Iris Schrecker, Senior Vice President, Compliance, DVB Bank  

"PL&B’s International reports ensure that I am aware of any changes affecting privacy,
and how they may impact our  company or our services throughout our global presence.
A vital and valuable source of information.
Philip Jeffs, Regional Compliance Officer EMEA & Americas , ATPI, UK


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Current Issue

PL&B International, Issue 146 | April 2017

Lead story:
Privacy Shield is up and running and surviving initial hurdles

The EU-US Privacy Shield is valid for now but a DPA assessment is due in September. In the meantime, US-based companies are self-certifying and DPAs are preparing to deal with complaints. ...more

Back Issues

PL&B International, Issue 145 | February 2017

Lead story:
EU DP Regulation now faces the challenge of consistency

Nearly half way between the adoption of the EU Data Protection Regulation and May 2018 when it applies, concerns include national variations and international data transfers. ...more

PL&B International, Issue 144 | December 2016

Lead story:
China’s Cybersecurity Law – also a data privacy law?

The new provisions represent China’s most comprehensive and broadly applicable set of data privacy principles to date. ...more

PL&B International, Issue 143 | October 2016

Lead story:
EU-US Privacy Shield put into practice

Some 200 companies had been certified towards the end of September. Axel Spies discusses the challenges already encountered and also what lies ahead of us. ...more

PL&B International, Issue 142 | August 2016

Lead story:
Privacy Shield adopted but likely to face legal challenge

Improvements to the first version include better data retention provisions and an independent Ombudsman, but DPAs are still cautious. ...more