Qatar: Financial Centre Proposes Data Protraction Regulation Amendments

Qatar: Financial Centre Proposes Data Protraction Regulation Amendments News developments

Qatar: Financial Centre Proposes Data Protraction Regulation Amendments

The Peninsula, 13 October 2021: Qatar’s Financial Centre has proposed amendments to the Centre’s Data Protection Regulations.

The amendments have been proposed to bring the Regulations into line with international developments.

The proposed amendments include adding a new article on the conditions for using consent as a legal basis for processing personal data as well as publishing a list of adequate jurisdictions in which data transfers are permitted without additional requirements. Other amendments propose establishing the Data Protection Office as an institution of the QFC. It would include a Commissioner. Finally, they propose introducing various remedies for individuals and the Data Protection Office and the right to lodge a complaint with the Office.

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Marlé Van Sandwyk