DIFC Data Protection Law 2020

The long-awaited revamp of the data protection regime has finally arrived in the DIFC. As one of the first jurisdictions in the Middle East to draft a stand-alone data protection law, the DIFC has always stood on the forefront of ensuring that the best standards of privacy and data protection would be a key building…

ICLG Data Protection 2018: UAE Chapter

BSA’s Rima Mrad and Nadim Bardawil contribute to the UAE Chapter of the ICLG Guide to Data Protection 2018. The Guide covers relevant legislation and competent authorities, definitions, territorial scope, key principles, individual rights, registration formalities and prior approval, appointment of a data protection officer and appointment of processors. Read the full chapter here.

UAE: Proposed data protection amendments “seek to close loopholes”

Click here to view the article online. The Abu Dhabi Global Market (‘ADGM’) launched, on 4 May 2017, a consultation on the Data Protection (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (‘the Proposed Amendments’), which would amend the Data Protection Regulations 2015 (‘the Regulations’). The Proposed Amendments would introduce significant changes to the capabilities of the ADGM Registration Authority…