Mondaq Middle East & Africa: Privacy
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On August 1, 2019, Bahrain's Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL) (Law No. (30) of 2018) took effect. The PDPL aims to align Bahrain's data protection framework more closely
Charles Russell Speechlys
To date, the Committee of Advertising Practice (the "CAP") has undertaken two public consultations on the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") on the CAP Code (the "Code").
Al Tamimi & Company
Bahrain's Law on the Protection of Personal Data was published on 19 July 2018, and will come into effect on 1 August 2019.
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
First GDPR Fine in Sweden. The Data Protection Authority of Sweden has issued its first GDPR fine – a penalty of 200,000 Swedish Krona (approximately $20,000) – for the unlawful use of facial
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
A panel of the U.S. federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit unanimously rejected Facebook's attempt to dismiss a privacy class-action alleging that it violated the Illinois Biometric
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has issued draft guidelines for public comment on the data protection issues arising from the use of video devices and video surveillance.
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
Following the first anniversary of the new Israeli Protection of Privacy Regulations (Data Security), the Israeli privacy regulator – the Protection of Privacy Authority – published a report summarizing
AELEX
The introduction of the internet in the late 20th century has changed how we live, work and carry out transactions.
AELEX
With more organisations migrating their functionalities online, the NDPR issued by the National Information Technology Development Agency on the 25th of January 2019, could not have come at a more crucial time.
Andersen Tax LP
On 28 June 2019, the Federal High Court affirmed the data privacy rights of Nigerian citizens and directed the National Identity Management Commission.
Andersen Tax LP
With the recent cybersecurity breaches involving major companies such as Google, which was slammed with a fine of ฃ44 million and British Airways.
Andersen Tax LP
Recently, the NITDA commenced investigations on some identified data controllers for alleged breach of the NDPR.
Eversheds Sutherland
The Healthcare IT Law introduces new legal requirements for entities in the healthcare sector.
Clyde & Co
The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has issued a consultation paper relating to an update of the DIFC Data Protection Law
Clyde & Co
It has been suggested that cross-platform online identity solutions may replace current forms of identification, make access to services easier for consumers and mitigate certain data protection risks
STA Law Firm
Cryptocurrency has received a considerable amount of discussion and attention in recent years. With the value of cryptocurrency soaring, especially in the last two to three years,
Clyde & Co
It has been reported that Egypt has become the latest jurisdiction in the Middle East to approve a data protection law.
Kinstellar
The Law on Personal Data ("Law") No. ZRU-547 was signed by the President on 2 July 2019. It will come into force on 1 October 2019.
Kosta Legal
On June 2, 2019, the Law on Personal Data (the "Law") has been adopted.
Dentons
On July 2, 2019, the Republic of Uzbekistan adopted the first special law that regulates the protection of personal data
Kosta Legal
The purpose of this Law is to regulate relations in the area of personal data protection.
Kosta Legal
The draft Law "On Personal Data" is actively discussed in the Parliament. On April 16, 2019, the Draft Law has passed its third and final reading in the Legislative Chamber of the Parliament.
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
Italy's privacy regulator imposes a million Euro fine on Facebook.
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With more organisations migrating their functionalities online, the NDPR issued by the National Information Technology Development Agency on the 25th of January 2019, could not have come at a more crucial time.
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First GDPR Fine in Sweden. The Data Protection Authority of Sweden has issued its first GDPR fine – a penalty of 200,000 Swedish Krona (approximately $20,000) – for the unlawful use of facial
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On August 1, 2019, Bahrain's Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL) (Law No. (30) of 2018) took effect. The PDPL aims to align Bahrain's data protection framework more closely
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The introduction of the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation issued by the National Information Technology Development Agency in January 2019 has created a shift in how organisations process personal information.
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Nigeria has seen remarkable growth in the technological sector, including an exponential growth in FinTech companies, encompassing start-ups and more established businesses.
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A panel of the U.S. federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit unanimously rejected Facebook's attempt to dismiss a privacy class-action alleging that it violated the Illinois Biometric
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