The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) enacted the DIFC Data Protection Law No. 5 of 2020 (the DP Law) July 1, 2020. The DP Law has been designed primarily to bring DIFC’s data protection legal regime in line with international best practices in data privacy laws, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which has ignited privacy and data law reform worldwide. DIFC entities have until October 1, 2020 to put in place structures, systems and controls that enable them to comply with the new law.
Our recent client alert details the changes brought in by the DP Law and how we can help.