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We are excited to share the latest edition of the Law Update, beautifully and appropriately titled “Sustainable Horizons: The Saudi Arabian Vision.” Giving special honor to the Kingdom’s 2030 vision, this update focuses on a collection of both informative and inspiring articles.
For those in construction, you can learn about how the tendering environment impacts risk-pricing for contractors, the updates on the legal framework of the construction industry and how contractors can protect themselves against financial difficulties.
There is good news too from the kingdom’s banking sector, from which the practice of “Open Banking” is being pushed for! But what is open banking? We’re answering that too.
Also . . . Are there any women trail blazers in Saudi Arabia you can name? We’ll help you with that. We cover how the Middle East has been making strides in empowering women in the entrepreneurial space,most notably in STEM fields.Read the full edition
Although Law No. 30 of 2018 promulgating the Personal Data Protection Law (“PDPL”) came into force on 1 August 2019 not all provisions of the PDPL actually became effective from that date. This is because under the resolution issuing the PDPL, it is provided that Board of Directors of the Personal Data Protection Authority (“Authority”), will issue the necessary decisions for the implementation of the provisions of the PDPL.
However, the Authority did not appear to have been established.
This has now been addressed by the publication of Decree No. 78 of 2019 Determining the Administrative Body entrusted with the tasks and Competences of Personal Data Protection Authority which provides:
This does not mean that the PDPL is now fully effective, as various implementing regulations, rules and procedures still need to be issued, including:
What has happened is that it is now certain who has responsibility for implementing the law and it is clear that the necessary steps are being taken by the Kingdom of Bahrain to do this.
Al Tamimi’s specialist TMT lawyers and members of our Bahrain office can assist you with the necessary steps you need to take to comply with the new law. For more details on our offering and how we can assist you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Counsel, TMT
Partner, Head of Office – Bahrain, Corporate Commercial
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