Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) New Data Protection Law Privacy Compliance Support for Small & Medium Enterprises

Compliance Support for Small & Medium Enterprises

The new DIFC Data Protection Law 2020 (“DPL 2020”) came into force on 1 July 2020. DPL 2020 aims to enhance the existing legal framework on data protection in the DIFC. DIFC businesses have until 1 October 2020 to prepare to comply with DPL 2020.

New features:

  • Consent needs to be clear and freely given
  • Appropriate records of processing activities (ROPA) are required
  • High risk processing requires data protection impact assessments (DPIAs)
  • Appointing a Data Protection Officer (DPO) may be necessary
  • New requirements for transfers outside of the DIFC exist, including the UAE
  • There are new and enhanced data subject rights
  • Personal data breach obligations
  • A new fines regime

For more information about these new features, please refer to Al Tamimi & Company’s legal update here.

Privacy Compliance for SMEs

Al Tamimi & Company has teamed up with White Label Consultancy (WLC), a boutique data protection and privacy consultancy, to offer a pragmatic and cost effective DIFC compliance review to smaller and medium-sized clients who are either embarking on a data protection program journey, or seeking to perform a due diligence exercise to assess their current compliance posture and readiness . WLC is a team of highly specialised privacy professionals with extensive experience implementing robust privacy management programs.

WLC’s Rapid Data Protection Readiness Assessment

This consultancy service offering confirms your “as-is” DIFC data protection position and helps you plan your DIFC data privacy compliance journey with a Rapid Data Protection Readiness Assessment. This offering will fast-track your journey to compliance and help you preserve the customer trust and reputation you have built for your business.

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