Privacy & Security in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region

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The privacy and security laws of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have developed significantly over the past two decades, as governments increasingly recognise the importance of adequate data protection in attracting trade and investment.

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Concerns remain, in some jurisdictions, over government transparency and access to communications data. However, the trend in the MENA region is towards tighter regulation, greater individual control over personal data, and more robust cybersecurity standards.

This report focuses on privacy, data protection, and security laws of ten jurisdictions in the MENA region:

  • United Arab Emirates: Dubai International Financial Centre
  • United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi Global Market
  • Bahrain
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Turkey