understand compliance obligations
Research Laws in Every Jurisdiction
Keeping up with the vast array of privacy laws around the world can be a daunting challenge for the privacy office of a multinational organization. The privacy office needs to understand its compliance obligations but it may not have the time or manpower to research laws in every jurisdiction in which the company does business. There also may be language hurdles because many laws are not available in English.
Even when they are available in English, often the way in which the laws are written and the obligations are presented, makes it difficult to analyze and compare legal requirements from one country to another. Online research could be conducted in every jurisdiction to create summary analyses but that can be very time consuming and could yield summaries that are difficult to compare.
Regardless of whether it is the privacy office or business unit, ultimately, they need expert analysis from a law firm to truly understand their compliance obligations.