The DIFC are front runners in the region when it comes to the proposal to introduce data protection laws more aligned with the GDPR and ultimately, this is the way that things are going to progress. Whether you are a firm in the DIFC or elsewhere in the region, it is best to take the proposed legislation on board now rather than later.

Here we look at the key elements of the new data protection law and how the law compares to the biggest shakeup in data protection and privacy regulation in Europe to date, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

This article was first published in October 2019. The latest version has been updated following enactment of DIFC Data Protection Law No. 5 of 2020 on 1st June 2020.


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