PL&B International Report | Kuwait adopts Data Protection Regulation

PL&B International Report | Kuwait adopts Data Protection Regulation

Privacy Laws & Business published their International Report issue 176.

The introduction of European-style General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) frameworks across the globe are increasing, and the Middle Eastern country Kuwait is no exception to this. The country’s new Data Protection Regulation imposes businesses operating in Kuwait, or processing the personal data of Kuwaiti citizens, to comply with its provisions by 1 July 2022.

Due to this, businesses must begin to adapt their processes to comply with the Regulation by assessing their procedures and security systems, and training employees on the Regulation’s core principles. Further to this, a Cloud Regulatory Framework was published on 21 September 2021, which businesses must also comply with.

Under the two frameworks, the private sector is presented with both challenges to overcome and opportunities to take advantage of. This article by Policy Manager, Nada Ihab analyses the Regulation and discusses the implications on the private sector that it brings, as well as how the Regulation’s provisions can be leveraged to develop, digitise, and further businesses’ operation in international markets.

You can read Nada’s full article here.

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