Data Protection Townhall - Cobweb MENA

Decoding the UAE Data Protection Law

The UAE Law on Protection of Personal Data is now effective. Our virtual townhall provides much needed insights


The newly implemented UAE law on Personal Data Protection is designed to ensure the confidentiality of information and protect the privacy of individuals in the country. It provides governance for data management and protection, while defining the rights and duties of all concerned.

The law came into effect on 2nd January 2022 and is currently being implemented. Publication of the executive regulations under the law is also expected soon.

The law will, impact the work of IT professionals in the UAE and overseas with its provisions applying to the processing of personal data whether inside or outside the UAE. Businesses with UAE operations will need to understand what the law means for their customers/lead data, how they can safeguard data, & fully comply with the law. It will also be important to understand the repercussions for compliance failure.

To help you better understand the law, its impact, Cobweb teamed up with Microsoft and our legal counsellors, ARPLAW group for a virtual Town Hall – ‘Decoding the UAE Data Protection Act’.

Berfin Gokoglu, Microsoft’s MEA Regional Sales Lead – Security, Compliance, Identity and Badi Fattah, head of corporate-commercial law department at ARP Law, take us through:

  • The Essential aspects that you need to know about the ‘Law’
  • Subsequent impact on business
  • Compliance & Governance challenges
  • Security, privacy & penalties
  • The path ahead

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