When talking to your attorney consider asking the following questions:
- What types of information are protected in the foreign country?
- Are there any restrictions on how information can be collected in the foreign country?
- Are there any restrictions on how information must be stored in the foreign country?
- Are there any restrictions on how information can be used in the foreign country?
- Are there any laws limiting how long information can be stored once it is collected?
- Can information collected by my business in the foreign country be transferred to the United States, or does it have to be stored and used in that country?
- If I transfer information to the United States, am I restricted from providing that information to other parties, such as companies that assist my business with administrative support?
- Do any restrictions apply to information that I maintain about employees that I hire in foreign countries?
- What data security standards apply to data collected in a foreign country—if the data is stored there, or in the United States?