Significant Privacy Laws From Around The Globe

Privacy law and related practice areas, such as cybersecurity, are some of the most dynamic areas of the law. From its impact on digital advertising to data security implications, the obligations and risks posed to businesses worldwide are increasing at a rapid pace.
Here, we provide resources for those looking to understand the global landscape concerning privacy law and related areas.

State “Comprehensive” Privacy Laws In The United States

HIghlighted Laws Denote Currently In Effect & Laws With * Denotes Future Effectual Date

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)

Colorado Privacy Act (CPA)

Connecticut Act Concerning Personal Data Privacy and Online Monitoring (CTDPA)

Indiana Indiana Consumer Data Protection Act *Jan. 2026

Iowa Consumer Data Protection Act *Jan. 2025

Montana Montana Consumer Data Privacy Act *Oct. 2024

New Jersey Data Privacy Legislation SB 332 *Jan. 2025

New Hampshire Data Privacy Act *Jan. 2025

Oregon Consumer Privacy Act (OCAPA) *July 2024

Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA)

Tennessee Information Protection Act *July 2025

Texas Data Privacy and Security Act *July 2024

Utah Consumer Privacy Act (UCPA) *Dec. 2023

Additional Privacy Laws In The United States

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)

Various Other Laws Incl. Data Breach & Cybersecurity Laws


China’s Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL)

Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)


The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The UK’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)


Australian Privacy Act


Brazil’s General Personal Data Protection Law (Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessoais)

Privacy Laws & Digital Advertising

Multi-jurisdictional Overview (July 2021)

Data Protection Officer Requirements by Country

View The Privacy Laws That Require Designation Of A DPO

United States Privacy Law News Stream

View The News Stream

Key Dates from US Comprehensive State Privacy Laws

View The Timeline

Global Comprehensive Privacy Law Mapping Chart

How Data Protection Law Is Forming Globally