The Future of Data Protection Across the MENA Region

At the start of June Dubai passed legislation to bring privacy regulation into line with other geopolitical regions – as the Dubai International Financial Centre is the financial hub of the UAE and to some extent the wider GCC, it will influence data protection policy beyond its own borders. We look at prospects across the Middle East regulatory ecosystem.



Martin Hayward

Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Al Tamimi & Company

Lori Baker

Vice President, Legal & Director of Data Protection, Office of the Commissioner of Data Protection, DIFC

Daniel Patterson

DPO, Qatar Financial Centre QFC Authority