Dubai International Financial Centre’s updated data protection law-part 1: developing a modern, global law in a UAE financial free zone

Date
2020
Authors
Baker, Lori
Beeton, Julie
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Publisher
Henry Stewart Publications
Abstract
It is a little-known fact that in the Middle East, a data protection law very similar to the original EU Directive of 1995 and the UK Data Protection Act of 1998 exists. But the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is the purveyor of this law, which is in force since 2007 and undergoing an overhaul to be completed by December 2019. The updated law combines international data protection standards of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act with innovative, new concepts that work for the DIFC’s FinTech/X-tech incubator. Ultimately, the goal is to obtain adequacy recognition by the European Commission. This paper tells us how such a law was created and how a small jurisdiction in the United Arab Emirates is making big strides in data protection. © Henry Stewart Publications 2398-1679 (2020).
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This article is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this article is published in Journal of Data Protection and Privacy (2020), available online at: https://www.henrystewartpublications.com/jdpp/v3
Keywords
Adequacy, Data protection, DIFC, Middle East, UAE
Citation
Baker, L., & Beeton, J. (2020). Dubai International Financial Centre’s updated data protection law-part 1: Developing a modern, global law in a UAE financial free zone. Journal of Data Protection and Privacy, 3(2), 161-171. https://www.henrystewartpublications.com/jdpp/v3