Simplifying Cross-Border Privacy Compliance

Archived Published: 13 December 2011 ID: G00219064


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Managing cross-border privacy compliance presents the enterprise with challenges of risk assessment and mitigation. This guidance document describes a model for simplifying the risk assessment process and adjusting the enterprise's mitigation strategy accordingly.

Table of Contents

  • Summary of Findings
  • Guidance Context
    • Problem Statement
    • Guidance Applicability
    • Related Guidance
  • The Gartner Approach
  • The Guidance Framework
    • Framework Part 1: Law, Culture, and Privacy Risk
      • National Legal and Cultural Profiles Differ
      • Legal and Cultural Expectations Drive Different Behaviors
    • Framework Part 2: Three Risk Mitigation Strategies
      • 1. A "Virtuous" National Approach to Privacy Risk Minimization
      • 2. A (Pragmatic) National Approach to Risk Mitigation
      • 3. Reducing Risk in a Global Approach
    • Keeping Legal Requirements in Perspective
      • Legislation vs. Codes of Conduct
      • Law Enforcement and Sovereignty
    • Appropriate Enterprise Responses to the Legal Perspective
    • Follow Up
  • Conclusion
  • Recommended Reading
  • Revision History
  • Notes
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