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Comparative analysis of GDPR and UAE law on personal data protection

Comparative analysis of GDPR and PDPL UAE

Digitalisation has introduced a new challenge for businesses - the competent and legitimate usage of data.

Digital compliance has become a key factor in analysing company performance by investors and competitors. The European Union has developed an advanced data protection regulation, the GDPR, however, businesses based in different markets which have various peculiarities, need to have a clear overview of the data usage and data protection requirements.

In this overview, we would like to focus on the main similarities and differences between the European GDPR and United Arab Emirates’ data protection law (PDPL) which will allow businesses to avoid serious mistakes during developing in the Middle East region.