Training and Consultancy in Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Surveillance Law
GDPR in Dubai and the Middle East
COURSE OUTLINE (9am to 3:30pm)
This workshop will examine the legal and practical impact of GDPR on Middle East/GCC based organisations. All the key issues for Data Controllers as well as Data Processors will be discussed including international transfers, contract clauses and guarantees, security and breach notification and when a Data Protection Officer needs to be appointed. Crucially we will discuss how GDPR is a business opportunity rather than a threat. By the end of the workshop you will be able to write your own action plan for GDPR compliance.
Anyone working for a UAE/GCC based organisation that is involved in processing personal data about EU citizens as well as:
  • Lawyers
  • IT Professionals
  • Auditors
  • Accountants
  • Recruitment Consultants
  • Cloud Service Providers
  • Compliance Officers
Ibrahim Hasan, Solicitor
Ibrahim Hasan, Solicitor and Director of Act Now Training Limited, has been delivering data protection training throughout the UK and abroad for over 15 years. Key clients include many UK and international government departments as well as the UK Parliament, Olympic Delivery Authority, Brunei Government and many international businesses.

Overview of the Regulation

  • Impact on European laws
  • Impact on International Businesses
  • Impact on UAE and other GCC Countries

Significant issues to consider

  • Changes to territorial scope
  • Consent
  • Profiling
  • Privacy Notices / Fair Processing
  • New responsibilities for data processors
  • Pseudonymisation

New Rights for Subjects

  • Changes to Subject Access
  • Data restriction
  • Accuracy and objections
  • Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten)

Security and risk management

  • Mandatory breach notification
  • Data Protection impact assessments
  • New penalties and enforcement

The role of the Data Protection Officer

  • Who needs one and who doesn't?
  • What do they have to do?

International Transfers

  • When data can be transferred outside the EEA
  • Binding Corporate Rules
  • Contract Clauses

Other issues

  • Role of the regulator
  • Certification

The UK Data Protection Bill and other EU laws


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