Welcome

The Economist Intelligence Unit has one of the largest and most experienced country and industry analysis teams in the world. Our 100 full-time country experts and economists, based in offices around the world, have a thorough grounding in economics, politics, risk and industry. Most have lived and worked in the region they cover; many are fluent in local languages; and three out of four have advanced degrees. To ensure that this expertise remains fresh and up to date, each country analyst focuses on two or three countries, and visits them regularly.

Our experts are supported by a huge network of contributors based in virtually every country of the world. Currently numbering 650, our contributors report on recent economic and political events, comment on the business environment and legislative changes, and give their views on political, economic and social trends.

Latest Press Releases

  • France leads new food index, followed by Japan, with good performance for nutrition, food waste and agricultural sustainability. India and Ethiopia face severe nutritional challenges,…
    in Latest Press Releases
  • Informal networks vital source of support to 78% of start-ups. Over half of entrepreneurs belong to business-networking groups on global platforms such as Facebook and…
    in Latest Press Releases
  • According to a new survey, uncertainty about economic growth is by far the top concern of treasurers worldwide Low or even negative interest rates are…
    in Latest Press Releases

Twitter Feed


Learn more about how Asia's CEOs can harness technologies such as AI in order to proactively shape the workplace of… https://t.co/D7Cgawerxb

Puerto Rico is set to become the world’s worst economy next year: https://t.co/ZFIylTsHZD // On Quartz featuring @RobertAlanWard

Mexico: over 90% unsatisfied with democracy in Mexico, and country has been breeding ground for anti-establishment… https://t.co/AcohbrjPp6

Honduras: Within LATAM, poverty and murder rates remain highest in Honduras, though these are declining. Our latest… https://t.co/3PuavINqJE
FOLLOW The EIU ON_TWITTER
Thursday, 07 April 2016

Global companies monitoring EU debates to better navigate international privacy regulations according to new report

  • A new EIU report finds regulators and global business leaders struggle to navigate the legal limbo following the rejection of the longstanding Safe Harbour agreement 
  • Companies are seeking innovative ways to build and maintain value from data privacy despite the confusion 
  • The ongoing privacy debates in the EU are in the international spotlight because most experts expect them to set the tone for the next wave of global privacy regulations 

A new report published today, April 7th 2016, by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) says that the legal limbo global companies face around privacy and data security is spurring innovative approaches to address risks and achieve compliance.

The report, Companies, digital transformation and information privacy: The next steps, sponsored by Intralinks, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Intel Corporation, assesses how global companies are addressing a fluctuating data privacy landscape. The report includes insights collected from interviews with regulators, legal privacy experts, and global business and technical executives.

Today’s global corporations operate in countries that must cope with varying rules and obligations around privacy protection, both within their borders and outside them. Corporations are challenged to design and implement security solutions that can adapt with the unfolding privacy laws across the many jurisdictions in which they operate. 

Furthermore, a recent ruling about Safe Harbour’s inadequacy has garnered international attention. Given the EU's economic importance and typically high privacy standards, the current debate there has become a focus for many experts as they seek to prepare for future regulation.

Rebecca Lipman, the editor of the report, said: 
“Many of the challenges companies face with data security result in costly fines and reputational damage. And the challenges are technical and cultural as well as legal. By employing specialised privacy officers, applying advanced technical solutions, creating external partnerships, and building stronger internal-facing mandates for how employees handle data, businesses are strategically creating unique, multifacted approaches that they hope will be flexible enough to navigate the fluctuating regulatory landscape.”

Download the report here.

Press enquiries:
Mathew Hanratty, corporate communications manager
+44 (0)20 7576 8546
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Rebecca Lipman, deputy editor
+1 212 6419825
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Notes to editors

About The Economist Intelligence Unit
The Economist Intelligence Unit is the world leader in global business intelligence. It is the business-to-business arm of The Economist Group, which publishes The Economist newspaper. The Economist Intelligence Unit helps executives make better decisions by providing timely, reliable and impartial analysis on worldwide market trends and business strategies. More information can be found at www.eiu.com or www.twitter.com/theeiu.

About Intralinks
Intralinks Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: IL) is a leading, global technology provider of secure enterprise content collaboration solutions. Through innovative Software-as-a-Service solutions, Intralinks software is designed to enable the exchange and control of information between organizations securely and compliantly when working through the firewall. More than 3.3 million professionals at 99% of the Fortune 1000 companies have depended on Intralinks' experience. With a track record of enabling high-stakes transactions and business collaborations valued at more than $28.1 trillion, Intralinks is a trusted provider of easy-to-use, enterprise strength, cloud-based collaboration solutions. For more information, visit www.intralinks.com.

About Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry's most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.

About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) expands the boundaries of technology to make the most amazing experiences possible. Information about Intel and the work of its more than 100,000 employees can be found at newsroom.intel.com and intel.com.

An Economist Group business © 2011 The Economist Intelligence Unit Limited. All rights reserved.

About us | Privacy | Terms of access | Contact us | Help

Connect with us