Compliance With Gulf States Data Protection Laws
Around the world, countries have noted the success of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as a standard governing the collection, management and protection of consumer data. Several Gulf states have recently passed their own data protection laws modeled on the GDPR. Organizations working in those countries or processing the data of their residents need to comply.
These new regulations, which vary in specifics, include:
- Bahrain’s Personal Data Protection Law
- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Personal Data Protection Law
- Qatar’s Data Protection Law
- The United Arab Emirates’ Personal Data Protection Law
Organizations need to monitor and protect personal data in the face of rising cyberattacks, including ransomware. At the same time, they need to ensure that security tools don’t create new privacy vulnerabilities.