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The Dubai International Financial Centre urges companies to protect personal data when using artificial intelligence.

By Brian A. MeenaghKsenia Koroleva, and Lucy Tucker 

On 18 April 2023, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a financial free zone with its own data protection laws, published a consultation paper (the Consultation Paper) regarding amendments to DIFC Data Protection Regulations (the Regulations) for a 30-day public consultation.

The Consultation Paper acknowledges that AI systems are important and useful but carry risks to personal data processing. The DIFC’s proposed approach urges all companies using AI systems to adopt and reinforce technical and organisational means to protect personal data when using AI.