The presentation discusses the regulatory landscape of data access and privacy laws across the globe and the need for community input to increase data protection.
- Data is becoming increasingly valuable and handing over data can become a bargaining chip in various policy areas.
- Democracies are not immune to trends in data access and privacy laws.
- The presentation outlines a research design methodology and rankings to assess the regulatory landscape of data access and privacy laws.
- The regulatory landscape is shifting rapidly and there is a lot of variation across the globe.
- The community has a strong role to play in increasing data protection.
- The presenter will continue tracking the balance and updating the model as changes occur.
The presenter found that while the regulatory landscape was shifting fast, it was moving even faster than they could have imagined. There is a lot of variation across the globe, with countries teetering between authoritarianism and democracy pursuing more surveillance and data access leaning policies. The presenter emphasizes the need to stay on top of these changes and to continue tracking the balance to see which way it tips.