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Legal Alert | UAE Personal Data Protection Law

The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) two financial free zones, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), have data protection laws in place (largely inspired by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), however until recently there was no comprehensive data protection law at the UAE federal level and persons impacted by data breaches or misuse of personal data had to rely on certain restricted provisions set out in the UAE’s Constitution, Penal Code and Cyber Crime Law.

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