Hunton & Williams is pleased to announce its participation with the Global Legal Group in the publication of the second edition of the book The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Data Protection 2015. Members of the Hunton & Williams Global Privacy and Cybersecurity team prepared several chapters in the guide, including the opening chapter on “Legislative Change: Assessing the European Commission’s Proposal for a Data Protection Regulation,” and chapters on Belgium, China, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The guide provides privacy officers and in-house counsel with a comprehensive overview and analysis of data protection laws and regulations around the world. It begins with the first chapter on the proposed European legislative reform and then covers existing laws and regulations in 32 jurisdictions.

Bridget Treacy, partner and head of the UK Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, served as the contributing editor of the guide and co-authored the United Kingdom chapter. Additional Hunton & Williams authors included: Anita Bapat (United Kingdom), David Dumont (Belgium), Claire François (France), Dr. Jörg Hladjk (Germany), Chris D. Hydak (United States), Manuel E. Maisog (China), Wim Nauwelaerts (Belgium) and Aaron P. Simpson (United States).

Hunton & Williams’ Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group assists organizations in managing privacy and data security risks associated with the collection, use and disclosure of consumer and employee personal information. Hunton & Williams has been ranked as the top law firm globally for privacy and data security by Computerworld magazine in all of its surveys, and has been rated by Chambers and Partners as the top privacy and data security practice in its Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Chambers UK and Chambers USA guides.

The privacy practice also maintains The Centre for Information Policy Leadership, a privacy think tank and consulting practice that leads public policy initiatives that promote responsible information governance necessary for the continued growth of the information economy.

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