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Fieldfisher: 2014 Global Compliance: The legal obligations for encryption of personal data in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia

By Phil Lee, Partner, Field Fisher

Updated for 2014, this document examines the global legal obligations to encrypt personal data – included both national and industry drivers. National focuses include the EU (the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Spain), the USA, Asia (Singapore, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan) and Australia. The industry focus is most strongly around financial services compliance requirements requiring encryption, particular obligations placed on the payments services industry, and the obligation to implement access controls and threat pattern recognition capabilities.