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Welcome to the latest edition of Law Update titled “Rise of Generative AI.”
In this edition, we dive into the dynamic world of Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. TMT continues to play a vital role in positioning the region as an international business and social hub, driving significant growth and innovation.
Our focus in this Law Update is on the sector’s ongoing potential to advance and propel the region toward a more digital economy. We explore the benefits of embracing a digital transformation and how local authorities have responded by enhancing regulations to accommodate the evolving TMT landscape.
This edition covers a range of topics, including – the new Telecommunications & Information Technology Law in Saudi Arabia, the intricacies of trademarks in the Metaverse, and the legal challenges faced by the video game industry. Additionally, we take a regional perspective, discussing jurisdictions such as Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, and Bahrain to provide a comprehensive understanding of the TMT landscape.
We hope you thoroughly enjoy this packed issue of Law Update, filled with captivating articles that address key legal issues within a vital sector for the region.Read the full edition
The New DIFC Data Protection Law 2020 has introduced the requirement for a Data Protection Officer (DPO) under certain circumstances. A DPO is responsible for overseeing a company’s data protection strategy and its implementation to ensure compliance with the new law.
DIFC companies are currently reviewing whether they need a DPO.
Al Tamimi & Company has partnered with White Label Consultancy (WLC), a boutique data protection and privacy consultancy, to assist DIFC companies with all their DPO needs and help fast track your journey to compliance.
Firstly, we can help you decide if you are conducting High Risk Processing Activities under the new law and, as a result, need a DPO.
If you do, we can help you determine how you are going to resource the DPO role. It is an important role and an important decision for DIFC companies. Some may have a DPO employed already at a group level in Europe. Others will appoint someone from their DIFC team. Others may wish to consider outsourcing the role to a third-party service provider with the required expertise. This is where we can help. If you are considering outsourcing all or part of your DPO function to a third-party service provider, we offer a DPO-as-a-Service (DPOaaS),
Here are some of the benefits:
We can tailor our DPOaaS offering to your needs. It can include:
We can also offer training and ongoing back-office support for your designated DPO, or your local data protection “champion” supporting a group level DPO.
We offer several delivery and pricing options which we can tailor to suit your organisation’s size, requirements, and budget.
If you would like to discuss this DPOaaS offering further, please contact the team at email@example.com for immediate support.
To learn more about our services and get the latest legal insights from across the Middle East and North Africa region, click on the link below.