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The ADGM Data Protection Regulation

28/02/2017

On Wednesday, 11th of January Al Tamimi & Company and the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) hosted an informative breakfast briefing. The briefing was targeted towards individuals responsible for data protection compliance in their organisation, and provided an introduction and refresher on the ADGM Data Protection Regulation.

Entities registered in the ADGM, and those considering setting-up, need to be familiar with the ADGM data protection regime. The session provided an opportunity for the attendees to ask questions and discuss practical issues arising in the course of ensuring compliance with ADGM data protection requirements.

Nick O’Connell, Partner, Technology, Media & Telecommunication, Al Tamimi & Company addressed key basics such as:

• A general overview of data protection in an ADGM context

• Legitimate processing of personal data and sensitive personal data

• Transfers of personal data to places outside the ADGM

• Data protection notification requirements

• Rights of data subjects

• Powers of the Registrar

Nick was also joined by ADGM representatives Tim Land, Associate Director, Monitoring & Enforcement and Natella Safar Ali, Associate Director, Registration.