Overview of DIFC Data Protection Law 2020

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DIFC Data Protection Law 2020

On May 21, 2020, the Ruler of Dubai Emirate, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President & Prime Minister of the UAE, enacted the Dubai International Financial Centre Data Protection Law (DIFC Law No. 5 of 2020). This law repeals and replaces the previously existing Data Protection Law (DIFC Law No. 1 of 2007). The press release … Read More

Do grandparents require parental consent to post photos of their minor grandchildren online?

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Grandparents require parental consent

Consent plays a key component of any data protection and privacy legislation. It has been very well defined in the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Before we discuss further, it is important to note that GDPR is considered as one of the most stringent data protection laws across the globe. How is consent defined? Consent of a data … Read More

Pegasus: the WhatsApp Spyware

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What is Pegasus? Pegasus is a type of spyware created by the NSO Group, a company based out of Israel. Like any other app, WhatsApp too had a loophole in its application which was exploited by the company by using this spyware. A missed call to the phone was enough to embed the malware into a victim’s device. Pegasus was … Read More

The Indian Data Protection & Privacy Law: Rights I should have

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The Indian Data Protection & Privacy law- Rights I should have

The Advocate-General of India, Mr. Mukul Rohatgi has recently stated in his submissions to the honorable Supreme Court that the Government is working on a Data Protection & Privacy Law. The AG also said that TRAI has already started drafting this framework. The Government is expecting to enact it by Diwali. Privacy and protection of data are two of the … Read More