New UNCTAD report shows that only 66% of countries worldwide have privacy legislation
The results of a new survey on global cyberlaw adoption, released on 28 April during the UNCTAD eWeek, show that only 66% of countries worldwide have privacy legislation. During the period 2015-2020, the study indicates an 11 percentage point increase in the adoption of data protection and privacy legislation. The distribution among continents is 96% in Europe, 69% in the Americas, 57% in Asia and the Pacific and 50% in Africa. The survey also shows that another 10% of countries have draft legislations on data protection and privacy that are expected to become laws in 2020 (including in Thailand and Brazil).