Latin America and Asia are taking their cues from the E.U. regime as they enact new data protection laws or amend existing ones. A recent WilmerHale webinar provided a comprehensive overview of the key provisions of those laws. The program featured WilmerHale partner D. Reed Freeman, Jr. and senior associate Nicole Ewart. This article, the first of two, identifies security laws in both regions that have not garnered much attention and covers the portions of the program concerning developments in Latin America. The second article will cover the portions that focused on developments in Asia. See “GDPR Essentials for the Financial Sector: Compliance Steps (Part Two of Three)” (Jul. 18, 2018).