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Saudi Arabia: Overview of the Amended PDPL and Key Differences to the GDPR

The amended PDPL diverges from international privacy laws in several areas, including personal data transfers, penalties, and breach notification. By Brian A. Meenagh and Lucy Tucker An amended version of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL) was published in the Official Gazette of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 7, … Continue Reading

New UAE Health Law Enters Into Effect

Healthcare entities should immediately assess whether Federal Law No. 2 of 2019 applies to their practices. By Brian A. Meenagh On 6 February 2019, the President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in conjunction with the UAE Minister of Health and Prevention (the Minister) issued a new law on the use of information and communications … Continue Reading

DIFC 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
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