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DIFC is region’s first member of Global Privacy Assembly

Accreditation reflects commitment to keeping Dubai at the forefront of privacy legislation


Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), the leading global financial center in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, said it is now a fully accredited member of the Global Privacy Assembly.

The appointment follows the enactment of the Data Protection Law, DIFC Law No. 5 of 2020, which underscores DIFC’s commitment to applying international best practice. It also reinforces key privacy principles including accountability, safeguards for international transfers, and support of data subjects’ rights especially with respect to emerging technology issues.

The Global Privacy Assembly is an international group established in 1979 as the premier global forum for data protection and privacy authorities. The Assembly is comprised of more than 130 leading global Information and Privacy Authorities and Commissioners. Led by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office, it is an independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

DIFC will work with Assembly Members to implement global best practice within data protection and privacy to support sustainable business growth and shape the future of finance, whilst effectively fulfilling privacy mandates.