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    by  Nick O’Connell  -  - Dubai, UAE

    The following is a summary of notes from Nick O’Connell’s presentation entitled ‘Consumer Privacy in the Smart Era’, delivered at the Telecoms Law and Regulation in the Middle East 2016 conference...

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  • Forecast for Data Centres in the Region – Cloudy with a Chance of Regulation

    by Andrew Fawcett -  - Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Innovations in recent years have led to a major explosion in the consumption and processing of data.

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  • Rights of Data Subjects in DIFC, ADGM and QFC

    by Nick O'Connell / Sana Saleem -  /  - Dubai, UAE

    While not identical, many similarities can be found in the data protection laws and regulations of the Dubai International Financial Centre (‘DIFC’), the Abu Dhabi Global Market (‘ADGM’) (each being...

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  • “… I Lost Ten Pounds in 5 Weeks …”: The Legal Position Of Testimonials and Sponsorships Within Medical Advertising in the UAE

    by Fiona Robertson -  - Dubai, UAE

    The UAE has a strong regulatory regime in relation to advertising content. The National Media Council has released guidelines which all advertisers are expected to understand when promoting their...

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  • A New Electronic Transactions Law in the DIFC

    by  Nick O’Connell  -  - Dubai, UAE

    Subject to the issuance of the formal enactment notice, the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) will soon have a new electronic transactions law, DIFC Law No. 2 of 2016, the DIFC Electronic...

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  • Supervisory Visits by the DIFC Commissioner of Data Protection

    by  Nick O’Connell  -  - Dubai, UAE

    Recent activity by the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) Commissioner of Data Protection (the “DIFC Commissioner”) has attracted attention and caused DIFC licensed entities to review...

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  • Is Using a VPN in the UAE Illegal?

    by  Andrew Fawcett / Sana Saleem  -  /  - Abu Dhabi, UAE / Dubai, UAE

    Recent media reports regarding changes to the law relating to the use of a Virtual Private Network (“VPN”) have caused significant alarm to businesses operating in the UAE.

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  • Competitions, Promotions, Prize Draws, Sweepstakes, Raffles, and Instant Prizes: Sales Promotions in the UAE

    by Nick O’Connell & Sana Saleem -  /

    In the UAE, sales promotions, including sales as well as competitions and prize draws (prize campaigns, sweepstakes, raffles, and instant prizes, etc.), are regulated on an emirate-by-emirate level...

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  • Clients, Contractors and Associated Liability Issues in Media and Events

    by Fiona Robertson - 
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  • European Court of Justice Decision Impacts on DIFC Data Protection

    A recent court decision in Europe regarding data protection has had a ripple effect around the world, even extending as far as the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”).

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  • Copyright, Collection Societies and all that jazz: A review of public performance of music in the UAE

    by Fiona Robertson - 

    We have recently seen another influx of letters being sent to local UAE entities regarding the use of music, and in particular the collection of public performance royalties.

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  • Freeing your Wi-Fi

    by Andrew Fawcett - 

    As people become more and more attached to their smart phones and tablets, your customers have come to expect to have free wireless internet connectivity when they are visiting your business premises...

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  • The UAE and 5G Mobile: Evolution or Revolution?

    by Chris Appleby - 

    The UAE’s leadership in the global telecommunications stakes bodes well for the future of mobile telephony.

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  • Using data for better healthcare in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

    by Nick O' Connell - 

    A modern healthcare system requires reliable data, and clear standards and procedures for using and transferring such data.

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  • Averting a Spectrum Shortage in the GCC

    by Andrew Fawcett - 

    Demand for wireless spectrum capacity in GCC countries is predicted to continue to increase at a very high growth rate as more people use smartphones and other devices on wireless networks.

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  • Telemedicine: How Apple and others may keep the doctor away

    by Andrew Fawcett - 

    With companies such as Apple and Samsung moving into the health data business, a significant shift in how the health industry interacts with patients using telemedicine is being predicted.

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  • Spotlight on Illegal Sports Streaming

    by Rachael Hammond - 

    Television piracy, and in particular the illegal streaming of sports programming, is a hot topic of discussion in the regional broadcast sector.

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  • Credit information and data protection in the UAE

    by Nick O’Connell & Sana Saleem -  /

    Recent media reports in the UAE have indicated that Al Etihad Credit Bureau, the UAE’s new Federal consumer credit bureau, is significantly closer to being operational.

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  • Trending now: Social Media

    by Anita Siassios - 

    It is no surprise that social media is the epicenter of all communications.

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  • New dots

    by Andrew Fawcett - 

    The internet domain name system is currently going through a major growth spurt.

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  • A MOMENT WITH: CHRIS APPLEBY, REGIONAL HEAD OF TMT

    With over 20 years’ experience in Technology, Media & Telecommunications law that has seen him travel from New Zealand to Hong Kong to Qatar, Chris Appleby settles in Dubai to take on his latest...

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  • WWW.LEGAL-ISSUES-IN-ECOMMERCE.AE

    by Anita Siassios - 

    The retail landscape of the UAE is rapidly changing. We now live in a world where we can shop for goods and services from the comfort of our own home and without the need to brave the heat and head...

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  • INFORMATION SECURITY: HOW TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE FACE OF INFORMATION SECURITY

    by Sana Saleem - 

    The digital revolution has radically changed commerce, industry and government. Information is no longer stored in rooms full of filing cabinets under lock and key.

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