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A New Data Protection Regime for UAE Banks

Introduction The data protection landscape has been evolving quickly across the Middle East and Africa to keep abreast of global developments and international standards. Perhaps surprisingly for a country with a genuine history of digital innovation and ambition in relation to becoming a truly data driven society, the UAE lags behind many of its neighbours and global “knowledge economy” competitors

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Copenhagen Data Protection Day 2021

Copenhagen Data Protection Day 2021 with Kromann Reumert and WLC 6 October 2021 The Copenhagen Data Protection Day 2021 counts on speakers from public authorities and leading enterprises seeking to engage all stakeholders in discussing the challenges ahead. Industry driven discussions on the developments in data protection 3 years+ after GDPR became applicable. Reach out! Agenda Based on our experiences

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Governance

Learning from the EU lawmakers – is GDPR a show-stopper or an enabler?

In November 2020, the European Commission (“EC”) put forward a proposal for a regulation on data governance (“Act” or “Proposal”). As part of the process, EC asked the EDPB (European Data Protection Body) and the EDPS (European Data Protection Supervisor) for their comments to the Proposal. On 9 March, the EU data protection bodies reverted with their comments.  The draft Proposal and the

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Programme Planning
Privacy Programme

The key components of a privacy programme

How should we staff our privacy function? A question that regularly comes up when we are working with clients is, “how should we staff our privacy function?” It is normally the CFO that asks the question from the financial perspective, and often the CEO will ask “What do our competitors do?” The answer is not as simple as one would

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AI and Machine Learning in the DPIA
Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence and the GDPR: incompatible realities?

Introduction This article explores one of the ongoing criticisms made of the GDPR and seeks to explain why one specific emerging technology – Artificial Intelligence (AI) – is causing so much fuss in the field of data protection. Is regulatory reform the only answer to the never-ending technological progress?  When the father begins to doubt his own son  Axel Voss, one of the fathers of the GDPR, believes the GDPR is already out of date and needs to be revised. Voss suggested to the Financial Times the GDPR

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Privacy Programme

The key to a successful global data protection programme

Intro Privacy and data protection laws seem to be popping up everywhere. This raises the quesiton: how can businesses react to the proliferation of data protection norms? Many of these draw inspiration from Europe and refer to the fair information practice principles. Some, take a different approach in significant ways (for example CCPA ,in the way they define the households

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Cookies

Is this the end of third-party cookies?

Whenever you visit any website, the first thing you notice is a big annoying banner that is supposed to let you know about how/if cookies are used. Some cookie banners are smaller, some bigger; some are more compliant, others are less compliant, but they are always there. If you want to access the information on that site quickly, there is

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ADGM Data Protection

The ADGM Data Protection Regulations 2021

Introduction The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) announced this week that it has enacted the highly anticipated new Data Protection Regulations 2021 (“DPR2021”). The ADGM, which was established in 2015, is an international financial centre located on Al Maryah Island in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. For those readers less familiar with the Gulf region, the ADGM is

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WLC // Privacy Strategy // Chess and Decision and people in blue
DPO

Can the DPO be involved in operational matters?

Last week, I had a long and interesting discussion with one of the leading Scandinavian data protection lawyers. We normally see eye to eye on most matters, so I was genuinely surprised to find myself disagreeing with his position on one of the most fundamental building blocks of data protection regulation, namely the position of the Data Protection Officer (DPO).

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5G

Does the deployment of 5G require a DPIA?

Introduction In the last year, significant momentum has started to build around fifth generation (5G) for wireless communications technology. The new generation of mobile network technology brings with it new capabilities that over time will allow for a whole new range of previously unthinkable use cases for consumers, business and public administration. However, as also observed by data protection authorities,

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