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Keep informed of recent data protection and freedom of information legislative developments in the UK.


International Report

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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.
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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
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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.


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Current Issue

PL&B International, Issue 133 | February 2015

Lead story:
EDPS aims to be proactive and focus on external relations

New European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Giovanni Buttarelli, promises an active dialogue with regulators, industry and civil society plus some new initiatives. ...more

Back Issues

PL&B International, Issue 132 | December 2014

Lead story:
Ten ways the US election may affect privacy law in 2015

When Republicans take over the US Senate in January, the priorities of committees overseeing privacy and data security issues will change significantly. ...more

PL&B International, Issue 131 | October 2014

Lead story:
Whys and wherefores – illegal provision under Chinese law

ChinaWhys’ US/British founders sent to prison for illegally obtaining personal data. Industries that provide services to the public are at risk. ...more

PL&B International, Issue 130 | August 2014

Lead story:
Regulations bring Singapore’s data privacy law into force

No ‘whitelist’ of countries for data exports exists, but the regulations allow for the use of Binding Corporate Rules. ...more

PL&B International, Issue 129 | June 2014

Lead story:
‘Right to be forgotten’ ruling is an Internet privacy watershed

The right is to be limited only in certain cases where the public interest prevails. ...more