GDPR and extraterritorial effect

Our Ilaria Di Nepi is conducting extensive research on privacy and data protection regulations across jurisdictions in Europe and the Middle East. Ilaria has been looking, in particular, into (a) the extra-territorial effect of the forthcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on UAE entities and (b) the recent developments in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) following the establishment of the ADGM Office of Data Protection last December. ADGM recently modernized its data protection regulations with updated key definitions and imposed pressing timelines for data breach notification. What are “sensitive personal data” under the new regulations? How are affected businesses expected to review internal processes to avoid fines up to USD25k? Will the forthcoming EU GDPR inspire new amendments from ADGM? We will be reporting on these new developments as they happen. Until then, get in touch if you want to have a detailed discussion.