Global Privacy Law Review (GPLR) is a ground-breaking international journal that publishes top-quality and peer-reviewed articles, opinions, case notes and literature review on all aspects of privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity topics across the globe.

GPLR’s worldwide coverage ensures regular updates and latest discussions on the national, regional and international cross-border trends and legal developments, from the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to the California Consumer Privacy Act, to the Japanese Act on the Protection of Personal Information, and other laws and jurisdictions around the world.

GPLR also aims to provide a lively forum for debate on controversial issues related to these topics worldwide and offer possible solutions to the legal challenges faced by the society and industries in the Information Age.

GPLR is led by a leading expert Editor-in-Chief and a distinguished Editorial Board including top-notch academics and professionals all around the world to ensure the consistency and high-quality of its articles and publications. Every article is carefully assessed and peerreviewed, prior to its publication, by the Editor-in-Chief as well as the experts belonging to the journal’s high standing Editorial Board.

The articles are in English and each issue is available in print and online.
The journal brings in-depth examination on the most current issues and will feature in particular:

  • Analytical and thought-provoking articles by leading academics and practitioners;
  • Insightful case notes from around the world, including decisions by the data protection authorities as well as the national, European, and international courts;
  • National and regional reports highlighting key legal, regulatory, and administrative challenges and developments); and
  • Reviews of the latest literature

GPLR accepts analytical, practical and thought-provoking articles from leading professionals and researchers across the globe on a wide range of governance, risk management and control, and regulatory compliance issues related to privacy, data protection and cybersecurity.

As a result, GPLR will be an essential source of information and a worthy companion to all privacy professionals and practitioners, lawyers, judges, policymakers, data protection authorities, Data Protection Officers, multinational organisations, international law firms, professional bodies and associations, academics, researchers, universities, libraries, and public sector/Government.

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  • Prof. Simon Chesterman
  • Tanguy Van Overstraeten
  • Prof. Kaori Ishii
Issues of privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity are increasingly global. This new journal focuses on the challenges and opportunities of our interconnected world, offering a new forum to start a truly global conversation in response. Its mix of practical and provocative articles, concisely written, will be a resource for practitioners and scholars alike.
Prof. Simon Chesterman
Prof. Simon Chesterman
In a rapidly changing legal environment, the Global Privacy Law Review is meant to answer the many questions we have as practitioners or legal scholars on data governance issues. It offers a blend of articles with a local or global angle and that provide practical insights as well as thorough legal analysis. These articles are drafted by leading experts from all over the world.
Tanguy Van Overstraeten
Tanguy Van Overstraeten
We are delighted to present the Japan-special issue of the Global Privacy Law Review. In this issue, world-renowned experts offer their insight into the latest developments in data privacy in Japan and analyse the amendments to the Japanese Act on Protection of Personal Information (APPI).
Prof. Kaori Ishii
Prof. Kaori Ishii


Ceyhun Necati Pehlivan
IE Law School
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    Ceyhun Necati Pehlivan is the Editor-in-Chief of the Global Privacy Law Review. He is an Adjunct Professor at IE Law School, one of the top law schools in Europe, where he teaches privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity at several master’s degrees in law and a multidisciplinary undergraduate degree, the Bachelor in Politics, Law, and Economics (PLE).

    Ceyhun is a leading attorney-at-law and Counsel and Head of Linklaters’ Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) and Intellectual Property (IP) practice group in Madrid. He is a lawyer admitted to practice in Spain as well as The Netherlands (EU registered). Ceyhun is also the co-chair of the KnowledgeNet Chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) in Spain.

    He has extensive experience advising multinational corporations on data protection, privacy, and cybersecurity issues. He has worked on complex data related projects across the globe, including major cyber security incidents, personal data breaches, crisis management, and investigations by data protection authorities.

    Ceyhun is a frequent public speaker and has been widely published in legal journals.


Cecilia Alvarez, Facebook Mark Keddie, Veritas Technologies
Michael Birnhacky, Tel Aviv University Leyla Keser, İstanbul Bilgi University
Jordan M. Blanke, Mercer University Knut Mager, Novartis International
Leonardo Cervera, European Data Protection Supervisor Rodrigo Momberg, Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
Simon Chesterman, National University of Singapore Boris Paal, University of Freiburg
Diego Fernandez, Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal Viljar Peep, Estonian Ministry of Justice
Jason Flint, Barclays José Luis Piñar, CEU San Pablo University
Nikolaus Forgó, University of Vienna  Book Review Editor Oreste Pollicino, Bocconi University Case Note Editor
Vincent Gautrais, University of Montreal Nadya Purtova, Utrecht University
Héctor E. Guzman Rodríguez, BGBG Felipe Rotondo, Uruguayan Data Protection Authority (URCDP)
Kirsty Hughes, University of Cambridge Thiago Luís Sombra, University of Brasília
Kaori Ishii, University of Chuo Tanguy Van Overstraeten, Linklaters
Immaculate Kassait, Office of the Data Protection Commissioner in Kenya
Célia Zolynski, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Information for Authors

The Editors welcome for review manuscripts that address topics on all aspects of privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity topics across the globe.
The contributions may include (i) analytical and thought-provoking articles, (ii) case notes, including decisions by the data protection authorities as well as the national, European, and international courts, (iii) national or regional reports highlighting key legal, regulatory, and administrative challenges and developments, and (iv) reviews of the latest literature.
We encourage authors to bear in mind the broad and global nature of our readership, as well as our goal to publish lasting contributions on the key questions facing our discipline.
We would also like to highlight the value of combining high standards of academic rigour in terms of research and critical analysis, with approaches that might enrich the perspectives also of our considerable readership working on policy and in practice at the national, European and international levels.

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