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.”
Peter Fleischer, Google

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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 recent data protection legislative developments around the world

-learn from others’ experience through interviews and analysis

-be informed of best practice and compliance solutions

-find out about future regulatory plans

-be on the pulse of future privacy issues that will affect your organisation’s data protection compliance

-understand how international regulation works and what it will mean to you

Subscription Costs

1 user access:

International Reports & Documentation - £500 (+ VAT for UK based subscribers)
UK Reports & Documentation - £400 (+ VAT for UK based subscribers)
Combined UK & International Reports & Documentation - £800 (+ VAT for UK based subscribers)

Subscription Discounts

Number of users: Discounts for 2-4 users or 5-25 users
Number of years: 2 (10% discount) or 3 (15% discount) year subscriptions
Special charity and academic rate – 50% discount on all prices. Enter code "HPSUB" when subscribing.


Subcription package

Six issues of each Report (UK and International) are published annually.
A subscription provides the following benefits:

Online search functionality will give you the most relevant content from PL&B publications and events
You can use the search function to immediately find your desired content covering publications and events. You can then click straight through from the search results into the pdf documents.

Web-Enabled PDF Version
On the day of publication you will be emailed the PDF version of the new issue. It is web-enabled to allow you to click from web addresses to websites and has links from the contents on the front page to the page where the article begins. You will also be able to access the issue via the Privacy Laws & Business website. You can select to receive 1 printed copy of the report when you subscribe.

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

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).

Special Reports
Access PL&B special reports, such as Data privacy laws in 89 countries and an 86 page book on Data Privacy Laws in the Asia-Pacific.

Events Documentation
Access to International and/or United Kingdom events documentation such as Roundtables with Data Protection Commissioner and PL&B Annual International Conferences.

Videos and Audio recordings
Watch International and/or United Kingdom event videos and listen to audio recordings when available.

Helpline Enquiry Service
Contact the Privacy Laws & Business team with questions such as the current status of data protection legislation worldwide, and sources for specific issues and texts. This service does not offer legal advice nor provides 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 Retail, 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 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

Back Issues

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

PL&B International, Issue 141 | June 2016

Lead story:
Turkey welcomes the long awaited Data Protection Law

The Law introduces an obligation to register and fines up to €300,000. Begüm Yavuzdoğan Okumuş examines Turkey’s new data protection law. ...more

PL&B International, Issue 140 | April 2016

Lead story:
German DPA takes action against Safe Harbor firms

Hamburg’s DPA is investigating and prepared to issue fines. ...more

PL&B International, Issue 139 | February 2016

Lead story:
From Safe Harbor to Privacy Shield: Where are we now?

EU Commissioner Věra Jourová hopes that the new arrangement for transatlantic data transfers will be in force in approximately three months’ time. ...more