With recent data protection legislation across different jurisdictions, companies are now being held to account regarding their use of personal data. Will this result in a more litigious culture for companies and what does this mean for boards?

The UAE is an international hub interconnected with the rest of the world and capable of attracting great investments thanks to the different and various foreign direct investment policy and incentives that have been launched in the past few years. The UAE has not yet adopted a data protection law, but has taken the European GDPR as a case study to draft its own data protection law, which we all hope it will adopt soon. Dubai International Financial Center and Abu Dhabi Global Market have both adopted a data protection framework consistent with the EU and international standards.

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