The final Law Update of 2022 is here, and it’s packed full of articles. The double edition features two focus areas, first is a spotlight on Energy and Resources and second we feature a collection of articles on Transport and Logistics. The developments occurring in these sectors in the MENA region are unprecedented and our lawyers cover vast themes for you.
The Energy and Resources focus features topics such as diversifying energy resources, solar PV, mining in the Middle East, renewable energy and green hydrogen. From a transport perspective, we draw attention to the Bahrain metro project, discuss the challenges and remedies associated with the repossession of an aircraft, and there is advice on what to consider should a party vary the terms of a shipping contract.
This edition navigates you through updates from across jurisdictions such as, Oman, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Qatar, and the UAE. Each article is timely and provides insights into legal issues and cases that are affecting these sectors across the region.Read the full edition
Following several months of public consultations on draft decisions relating to the Personal Data Protection Law (Law No. 30 of 2018) (“PDPL”), the Bahrain Personal Data Protection Authority (currently the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Waqf) (“Authority”) issued ten (10) decisions supplementing and giving effect to several provisions under the PDPL. The decisions relate to:-
The most notable concepts / procedures under the decisions include:
While all ten (10) decisions became effective on 18 March 2022, it is yet to be clarified whether in practice, businesses subject to the law will be provided with a grace period for compliance before the Authority takes enforcement action(s). We note that the forms for submitting notifications or requests from the Authority have not been issued yet.
Businesses must, as soon as possible, ensure that they:-
We will be scheduling a webinar in the near future to discuss the PDPL and the new decisions.
As a leading law firm in the Middle East & North Africa Region and with a reputable and dedicated Digital & Data practice, Al Tamimi & Company is well placed to assist you with assessing the probable impact of the PDPL and its implementing regulations on your organisation.
If you would like to further discuss the contents of this update, please contact Al Tamimi & Company in Bahrain.