March 7, 2018

Global Regulatory Enforcement Heat Map Added to Thomson Reuters Data Privacy Advisor

User-friendly graphics provide fast comparisons of most active regulatory jurisdictions

New York, March 7, 2018 — Thomson Reuters Data Privacy Advisor is introducing a new feature that lets data privacy professionals quickly and easily track and assess new developments in today’s fast-moving regulatory environment.

The Enforcement Heat Map provides an at-a-glance view of enforcement actions across multiple jurisdictions. Users can instantly see which jurisdictions are the most active and how they compare with other jurisdictions across different time periods. Clicking on a hot spot zooms in the view and lists all the enforcement actions for that specific country or jurisdiction. Users can then download, print or share via email the list of enforcement actions, and see details of enforcement actions.

Launched earlier this year, Data Privacy Advisor is a specialized data privacy research solution that brings the company’s vast collection of global legal and regulatory information together with expansive data privacy guidance from Practical Law editors, curated news, and a question-answering feature built by artificial intelligence and technology professionals from Thomson Reuters and IBM Watson.

“Keeping up with the global data privacy regulatory landscape can be challenging as new enforcement actions can emerge anywhere, anytime,” said Chris Maguire, managing director of the corporate segment, Thomson Reuters. “With Data Privacy Advisor, data protection professionals can now quickly and easily see how regulatory enforcement actions map against their organization’s global footprint. With just a few mouse clicks, users can get detailed information, spot emerging trends and set up alerts to match enforcement action reports with their ongoing and evolving business needs. The enforcement heat map is an important tool to help keep track of the constantly shifting global regulatory environment, avoid sanctions and maintain compliance.”

The Data Privacy Advisor Enforcement Heat Map draws information directly from the relevant regulatory authorities. It currently displays information for the US, the U.K., Canada, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand and Singapore, with more jurisdictions to be added later this year.

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Jeff McCoy

Thomson Reuters