Data Protection is going global! 1st of July 2020 is a key date in the development of data protection law around the world. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) became fully enforceable on this date following a six month grace period. The Act regulates the processing of California consumers’ personal data, regardless of where a company is located. All international businesses have to consider the application of CCPA to their data processing activities.
1st July 2020 is also the date when a new data protection law came into effect in Dubai, although it will not be enforced until 1st October 2020. The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Data Protection Law No. 5 of 2020 regulates the collection, handling, disclosure and use of personal data and includes enhanced governance and transparency obligations. It applies to all businesses based in the DIFC as well as those processing personal data on their behalf.
GDPR style data protection laws have also been enacted in Africa, South America, Asia and the Far East. Many other countries have new privacy laws in the pipeline. What impact will this have on your business? What are the career development opportunities for Data Protection Officers and lawyers?
Ibrahim Hasan is delivering a webinar which will give you a whistle-stop tour of data protection laws around the world. He will focus on the recently enacted California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Data Protection Law No. 5 of 2020 as well as other GDPR style laws in force now and coming up in the future.