The UAE does not have a full federal data protection and privacy law, nor does it have a regulatory authority.
But, matters are evolving and this panel will explore what the future might herald for regulations in the United Arab Emirates.
Wednesday, 22 September, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (BST)
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Antonis Patrikios, Partner, Dentons
Lori Baker, VP, Legal & Director of Data Protection, DIFC
Ben Gibson, Legal Director, CMS
Nick Roudev, Managing Associate, Simmons & Simmons Middle East LLP
Vice President, Legal & Director of Data Protection, Dubai International Financial Authority
It is estimated that up to 70% of an organisation’s unstructured data is redundant, obsolete and trivial, which creates enormous risk to potential cyber threats, as well as exposure to regulations such as the GDPR for non-compliance in handling and deleting data accordingly. Data you do not have cannot be breached, it isn’t discoverable in litigation or investigations, and it doesn’t require any efforts to store, secure, or manage effectively.
China’s Data Security Law contains provisions that cover the usage, collection, and protection of data in the PRC. Violations will trigger penalty fines and even suspension of business and revocation of license or permits.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a landmark U.S. privacy law with many laudable features. But the law’s private right of action is not among its strongest provisions. The CCPA’s private right of action only grants consumers who have suffered very specific data breaches a limited right to sue. However, this has not stopped law firms trying to force through legal challenges against businesses that have violated irrelevant parts of the CCPA.
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