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How Does the New DIFC Data Protection Law Compare With the GDPR?

Latham lawyers explain who the DIFC’s new law applies to and how it maps against the GDPR. By Brian A. Meenagh, Fiona M. Maclean, Alexander Hendry, and Avinash Balendran The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) recently issued a new data protection law and regulations: the Data Protection Law DIFC Law No. 5 of 2020 and … Continue Reading

DIFC in Dubai Says Transfer to US Cannot Rely on Safe Harbor

By Brian Meenagh On October 26, 2015, Raja Al Mazrouei, the Commissioner for Data Protection for the Dubai International Financial Centre (the DIFC), issued guidance on the adequacy of US Safe Harbor for the purpose of exporting personal data from the DIFC. The guidance is significant for organisations that transfer personal data from the DIFC to the … Continue Reading

DIFC to Seek Adequacy Approval

By Justin Cornish, Alice Marsden, Brian Meenagh On February 26, 2012 the Office of the Commissioner of Data Protection (OCDP) for the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) published its Strategic Plan for 2012-14. One of the key statements in the Strategic Plan is the statement of the OCDP’s intention to apply to the European Commission … Continue Reading
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