Abu Dhabi’s Global Market has announced amendments to its Data Protection Regulations have been approved. The amendments come into force on 1 February 2018. The amendments include updated defined terms, data breach notification timeframes and deadlines for notifications to the Registrar, along with expanded enforcement provisions. They expand the list of jurisdictions designated in the Regulations as providing an adequate level of protection of personal data. The additional jurisdictions include Andorra, the Dubai International Financial Centre and the Faroe Islands. The amendments follow the establishment of the Abu Dhabi Global Market Data Protection Office last month.