UAE announces new Federal Data Law
13 September 2021
The UAE has announced that it intends to enact a new Federal Data Law (Data Law) as part of its 'Projects of the 50', a series of developmental and economic initiatives marking the road map to UAE's 50th anniversary this year. The federal law, designed in partnership with major international technology companies, gives individuals the freedom to control the way their personal information is used, stored and shared. In addition, it will work in a manner that supports preserving the privacy of individuals and institutions in the country.
Omar Al Olama, the UAE Minister of State for Digital Economy, AI and Remote Working Systems, expressed, "The law is a global law. We wanted to ensure a seamless and smooth transfer across borders. We know that the UAE is home to international companies, so we don't want that to be just a localised law."
While a draft of the new law is awaited, Mr Omar also added, "We don't believe that the role of the government is to hinder the prosperity of the economic accelerators to do their job – we can do our job while allowing the private sector to go up.
For more information, you can read the full article by The National here: https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/2021/09/05/what-is-the-uaes-new-data-law/