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Two in three nations have privacy laws in place, UN says

By Mike Swift
  • 11 May 2020 17:45
  • 27 Aug 2020 14:00
About two-thirds of the world’s countries now have a data-protection law in place, up from just over half of nations five years ago, although the percentage is much lower among lesser-developed nations, a new United Nations study has found.

By February 2020, 66 percent of the world’s nations had a data-protection and privacy

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent


Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and SiliconValley.com, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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