Publications

  • BLOG: “Information Security Breaches & The Law”

    This blog is a project that I started with Marie-Andrée Weiss in June 2010. It is written in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, and includes opinions, comments on recent news, laws or other developments, research notes and conference reports in the area of information security breaches, mainly in Europe, the United States and Latin America.

    It also features a “Library” that includes links to recent reports and surveys, practical guides, blogs and websites in the area, upcoming conferences, new data breach notification bills and laws, and other related resources.

    It should be of interest to company executives concerned with information security issues in their business, as well as to professionals practicing in the field of information security, privacy and data protection, along with the interested general public.

    If you are interested in contributing to this blog, please e-mail us at info [at] security-breaches [dot] com.

  • Data Protection & Privacy – Jurisdictional Comparisons (3rd ed.)

    Thomson Reuters (The European Lawyer Ref Series)

    The book aims to create a single starting point of reference for businesses, data protection officers, advisers and legal professionals involved in data protection and privacy. This third edition of Data Protection & Privacy – Jurisdictional Comparisons serves as an indispensable reference guide on the data protection and privacy laws in over 40 countries from six continents.

    Written by expert local practitioners, with deep experience in the field of data protection and privacy, every chapter contains an overview of the key elements and principles of the data protection and privacy law framework in the relevant jurisdiction as well as the latest developments and trends.

    Because each chapter follows the same Q&A structure, readers can conduct quick comparisons between the various legal regimes.

    I wrote the “Mexico” chapter of this collective work.

  • Data Protection & Privacy – Jurisdictional Comparisons (2nd ed.)

    Thomson Reuters (The European Lawyer Ref Series)

    The book aims to create a single starting point of reference for clients, data protection officers and advisers involved in data protection and privacy in 34 jurisdictions around the world. I wrote the “Mexico” chapter of this collective work.

  • BLOG: “Cedric’s Privacy Blog”

    Cedric Laurant

    This personal blog, which I started in November 2009, includes opinions, comments on recent news, laws or other developments, research notes and conference reports, mostly related to the area of privacy and addressed from an EU-US transatlantic perspective.

  • Guía de Privacidad para Hispanohablantes 2012 (Privacy Guide for Spanish Speakers 2012)

    Cedric Laurant Consulting & Privacy International

    This report is a translation into Spanish of the most current and relevant sections of the “Privacy and Human Rights 2006” and “European Privacy and Human Rights 2010” reports.
    Este documento es una traducción del inglés al español de una selección de las partes más relevantes y más actuales de dos informes: la ultima edición de “Privacy & Human Rights 2006” (Privacidad y Derechos Humanos 2006) y “European Privacy and Human Rights 2010” (Privacidad y Derechos Humanos en Europa 2010).

  • European Privacy & Human Rights 2010

    Privacy International, Central European University & EPIC

    Research Director, and Editor with Matteo Bonfanti, of this collective work to which more than 90 experts from all over Europe, as well as the Privacy International and Central European University’s Center for Media and Communication Studies’ research teams contributed.
    Full report available at <https://www.privacyinternational.org/sites/privacyinternational.org/files/ephr_full.pdf>.
    “European Privacy and Human Rights” (EPHR) investigates the European landscape of national privacy and data protection laws and regulations, as well as any other laws or recent developments with an impact on privacy. The research field encompasses jurisdictions of all 27 EU Member States, 2 EFTA countries (Norway and Switzerland), 3 EU accession candidate countries (Croatia, Macedonia and Turkey), and the EU itself as a jurisdiction. The study consists of 33 reports, an overview presenting a comparative legal and policy analysis of main privacy topics with a privacy ranking for all countries surveyed.
    It has been translated into the language of all countries surveyed.
    EPHR builds on the legacy of EPIC and Privacy International’s “Privacy and Human Rights” report. It is probably the most comprehensive report on privacy and data protection in Europe ever published.
    This report was funded by the European Commission’s Special Programme “Fundamental Rights and Citizenship,” 2007-2013.

  • “Privacy & Human Rights” annual report (2003, 2004, 2005)

    EPIC & Privacy International (Washington, DC & London)

    I was the Research Director and Principal Editor of the 2003, 2004 and 2005 editions of this collective work.
    This annual report provides an overview of key privacy topics and reviews the state of privacy in over 75 countries around the world. It outlines legal protections, new challenges, and important issues and events relating to privacy. Privacy and Human Rights is the most comprehensive report on privacy and data protection ever published.
    Book versions are available at http://epic.org/phr06/

  • Privacy Law Sourcebook 2004

    Electronic Privacy Information Center (Washington, DC)

    I contributed to this reference book in the field of privacy and data protection.
    “The Privacy Law Sourcebook is the leading resource for students, attorneys, researchers, and journalists interested in privacy law in the United States and around the world. It includes the full text of major privacy laws and directives such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Privacy Act, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Right to Financial Privacy Act, the Privacy Protection Act, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the Video Privacy Protection Act, the OECD Privacy Guidelines, the OECD Cryptography Guidelines, and European Union Data Directives for both Data Protection and Privacy and Electronic Communications.”

  • Privacy Law Sourcebook 2003

    Electronic Privacy Information Center (Washington, DC)

    I contributed to this reference book in the field of privacy and data protection.
    “The Privacy Law Sourcebook is the leading resource for students, attorneys, researchers, and journalists interested in privacy law in the United States and around the world. It includes the full text of major privacy laws and directives such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Privacy Act, Freedom of Information Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Right to Financial Privacy Act, Privacy Protection Act, Cable Communications Policy Act, Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Video Privacy Protection Act, OECD Privacy Guidelines, OECD Cryptography Guidelines, and European Union Data Directive for Data Protection and Commerce.”

  • Information Privacy Law: Cases and Materials (1st ed.)

    Aspen Publishers

    I contributed to Chapter 8: “International Privacy Law”.
    “Information Privacy Law, now in its Third Edition, continues to present groundbreaking cases and cutting-edge issues, along with informative discussion and concise introductions for each area of privacy law. A conceptual framework brings logic and clarity to this wide-ranging field. Stimulating questions fuel classroom debate.” (Amazon’s product description.)