Privacy Laws in Australia

Online Privacy Ended for Australia on October 13th, 2015.


Privacy Laws in Canada

There are several laws in Canada that relate to privacy rights. Enforcement of these laws is handled by various government organizations and agencies.

European Union

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

As of May 2018, with the entry into application of the General Data Protection Regulation, there is one set of data protection rules for all companies operating in the EU, wherever they are based. Stronger rules on data protection mean people have more control over their personal data and businesses benefit from a level playing field.


Privacy Laws in Israel

There are several laws in Israel that relate to privacy rights. Enforcement of these laws is handled by the Privacy Protection Authority. It is the Israeli regulatory and enforcing authority for personal digital information.


The Italian Data Protection Authority

The Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali) is an independent authority set up to protect fundamental rights and freedoms in connection with the processing of personal data, and to ensure respect for individuals’ dignity.


Privacy Laws in Poland

Poland’s Surveillance Bill.


Federal Act On Data Protection (FADP)

In Switzerland, article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the Federal Act on Data Protection relate to privacy rights.

United Kingdom


Your internet history is bare thanks to the Investigatory Powers Act.

United States

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was enacted in 2018 and took effect on January 1, 2020. This landmark piece of legislation secures new privacy rights for California consumers. On October 10, 2019, Attorney General Xavier Becerra released draft regulations under the CCPA for public comment.


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