Act Now Training is pleased to announce the launch of the new UAE Data Protection Officer Certificate.
Data Protection law in the Middle East has seen some rapid developments recently. The UAE recently enacted a federal law to comprehensively regulate the processing of personal data in all seven emirates. This will sit alongside current data protection laws regulating businesses in the various financial districts such as the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Data Protection Law No. 5 of 2020 and the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) Data Protection Regulations 2021. In addition there are several sector specific laws in the UAE which address personal privacy and data security. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar also now have comprehensive data protection laws.
These laws require a fundamental assessment of the way Middle East businesses handle personal data from collection through to storage, disclosure and destruction. With enhanced rights for individuals and substantial fines for non-compliance no business can afford to ignore the new requirements.
Act Now’s UAE Data Protection Officer Certificate has been developed following extensive discussions with our clients and partners in the UAE and builds on our experience of delivering training and consultancy in the region. The course focuses on the essential knowledge required by DPOs to successfully navigate the UAE data protection landscape. The course will also help DPOs to develop the skills required to do their job better.
These include interpreting the data protection principles in a practical context, drafting privacy notices, undertaking DPIAs and reporting data breaches.
The course teaching style is based on four practical and engaging workshops covering theory alongside hands-on application using case studies that equip delegates with knowledge and skills that can be used immediately. Delegates will also have personal tutor support throughout the course and access to a comprehensive revised online resource lab.
Ibrahim Hasan, director of Act Now Training, said:
“I am really pleased to be launching this new UAE DPO certificate course. This is an exciting time for data protection law in the Middle East. Act Now is committed to contributing to the development of the DPO function in the region.”
If you would like to discuss your suitability for this course, please get in touch. It can also be delivered as an in house option.