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Data Protection and Privacy
Our lawyers have extensive experience in advising on privacy, data protection, and cyber security matters.
We advise a broad range of clients across all industry sectors on all aspects of privacy and data protection, including on data management, data breaches and recovery, data security, and international data transfers. In addition, we have market leading expertise on the more focused areas of cyber security, IT function outsourcing, cyber risk insurance, and cloud-based arrangements (representing both providers and users) and data center contracting, with specialist practitioners capable of advising on such matters from a UAE legal perspective as well as from a broader industry norm perspective.
Regularly advising clients on applicable privacy and data protection laws in the UAE, including its free zones. Clients to whom we provided such advice include National Air Cargo, VFS Global Services, Akzo Nobel, ABB Industries, and Honda.
Advised SAP Ariba on compliance obligations in the UAE including requirements to comply with UAE data protection and privacy laws. This was also a global matter where Afridi & Angell acted as UAE counsel.
Advised MORO, a subsidiary of Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, on data protection matters in the context of IP/IT-related transactions and negotiations with various global entities including Dell, EMC, Cisco, SAP and General Electric.
Advised Dun & Bradstreet South Asia on Dubai International Financial Centre privacy law investigations.
Advised a prominent local retail group on its data privacy and security obligations in its transition of data and systems to a cloud-based solution with a provider outside of the UAE.
Drafted terms and conditions of use, and privacy policies, for an online startup offering social media photography site with a click-through payment mechanism.
Advised Dunia Finance on conditions of use and UAE legal compliance with respect to its rollout of multiple different consumer applications, and its operation of online trade portals.
Advised a major UAE-based retail group on its contractual arrangements with Microsoft and Oracle in respect of its transition of major back-end systems to cloud-based solutions.
Advised corporate entities, including several foreign banks, on their information technology hardware and software licensing, system design and specification, procurement, installation and maintenance contract