The first Law Update of 2024 is here, and our first focus of the year spotlights Healthcare and Lifesciences, a sector that is undergoing significant growth and development across the MENA region.
Our focus provides an insight into some of the most important regulatory updates across the region, such as the UAE’s groundbreaking law on the use of human genome, Kuwait’s resolution on nuclear and radioactive materials, the new regulations for healthcare services in Qatar, Egypt’s healthcare regulatory framework, and the impact of the Saudi Civil Transactions Law on the healthcare and life sciences sector … and there is so much more!
Beyond the healthcare pages our lawyers share with you multi-sector insights where you will discover articles on Dubai’s DIFC regulatory framework for startups, Bahrain’s commercial agencies law, and we also shed light on Kuwaiti civil code and the advantages of setting up a joint stock company in Saudi Arabia.Read the full edition
The new DIFC Data Protection Law 2020 (DIFC Law No. 5 of 2020) (“New Law”) has now been enacted and comes into force on 1 July, 2020. The New Law repeals the existing DIFC Data Protection Law (Law No. 1 of 2007 (as amended) (“Old Law”)). The New Law aims at enhancing the existing legal framework on data protection in the DIFC and is closely aligned with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Although the New Law comes into force on 1 July, 2020, there is a three-month transition period. DIFC businesses will have until 1 October, 2020 to prepare to comply with the New Law.
We set out below some key features of the New Law that will likely affect the Processing of Personal Data that is already being carried out in relation to DIFC related activities. (Capitalised terms are as defined under the New Law available here.
Please do not hesitate to contact our TMT team if you have any specific questions relating to the New Law and how it affects your business.
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