DIFC Is Now an Accredited Global Privacy Assembly Member

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has announced that it is now a fully accredited member of the Global Privacy Assembly (GPA).

The appointment follows the enactment of the Data Protection Law which underscores the centre’s commitment to applying international best practice.

It also reinforces key privacy principles including accountability, safeguards for international transfers, and supports data subjects’ rights especially with respect to emerging technology issues, Dubai Media Office reported.

The Global Privacy Assembly is an international group and an independent authority to uphold information rights in the best of public’s interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

Jacques Visser, commissioner of data protection at DIFC Authority, commented: “We are pleased to announce that DIFC is the region’s first fully accredited Member of the Global Privacy Assembly. We continue to work relentlessly to deliver comprehensive privacy legislation that is at the forefront of global standards and supports our commitment to drive the future of finance. The accreditation will enable DIFC to build on the Centre’s reputation as a leading global financial centre focused on innovation and collaboration, whilst also promoting ethical data sharing.”