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Maher Ghalloussi

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In brief On 18 April 2023, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) launched a 30-day public consultation on the proposed amendments to the Personal Data Protection Regulations to establish additional areas of regulation that would support the strong implementation of the DIFC Data Protection Law No. 5 of 2020 (please view the Consultation Paper No. 2 of 2023 here). The proposed amendments are aimed at enhancing the current data protection framework in the DIFC and…

In brief The Personal Data Protection Law (“PDPL”) of Saudi Arabia (“KSA”) was recently amended pursuant to Royal Decree No. M/148, dated 05/09/1444H (corresponding to 27 March 2023G) (“Amended PDPL”). These amendments were preceded by a public consultation launched by the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (“SDAIA”) in late 2022. The Amended PDPL expands the scope under which Controllers could collect personal data from third parties and process it for purposes other than that for…

Onshore healthcare legislation also applies to ADGM entities In brief On 11 January 2023, the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) published on its website the news about the issuance of the ADGM Healthcare Regulations 2022 (“Healthcare Regulations”). The Healthcare Regulations adopt the Abu Dhabi onshore healthcare legislation – including the regulations and circulars issued by the Department of Health Abu Dhabi (DoH) – into ADGM’s legislative framework. Key takeaways The Healthcare Regulations extend the scope…

In brief On 20 November 2022, the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) launched a public consultation on proposed amendements to the Personal Data Protection Law, promulgated by Royal Decree No. M/19, dated 09/02/1443H (“PDPL”), which was orginally published on promulgated on 24 September 2021. You can acces our previous alert on the publication of the PDPL here. The public consultation will remain open up until 20 December 2022 and all organisations are invited…

In brief On 30 June 2022, the Government of Abu Dhabi Department of Health (DoH) issued Circular No. 147 of 2022 (“Circular”) requiring health and pharmaceutical facilities licensed by the DoH (“Licensed Entities”) to obtain a “secure” or “safe” certificate that certifies they operate in full compliance with the requirements of the Abu Dhabi Standard for Health Information Security and Cyber Security Standards (“Standards”). Licensed Entities have until the end of this year (i.e., by…