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data protection

A UK term referring to the safeguarding of personal information from unauthorised use, which is covered by the Data Protection Acts 1984, superseded by the Data Protection Act 1998 (which came into force in 2000) and the Computer Misuse Act 1990, and which includes eight principles to safeguard personal data held on individuals. (See Data Protection Act 1988.)
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- The country receiving the data and the personal data protection measures available there
The Law contemplates a role of 'Data Protection Supervisor' (which is not a data protection officer) intended to act as an independent and impartial intermediary between the data controller and the Authority.
The Summit runs for one day and covers all aspects of the compliance journey and some breach drills: road-mapping and vulnerability assessment, as well as the people, processes, and technologies that are considered key success factors for every company that is still building its data protection policy.
GPEN membership also raises ADGM's profile as a jurisdiction in the region that is committed to privacy and data protection. It is also particularly timely, given current international developments in data protection, such as the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on 25 May 2018.
"Initiatives such as the membership seek to instill greater confidence in our stakeholders and position ADGM as a leader in the international community of data protection and privacy," he added.-TradeArabia News Service
The Agency is currently working on a new draft law that is harmonized with the European Data Protection Directive and will be forwarded to the departmental ministry in BiH by the end of March this year.
Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has announced the enhancement of ADGM Data Protection Regulations and the launch of the Annual Data Protection Forum, following the establishment of the ADGM Office of Data Protection in December 2017.
The conference covered the themes of data protection and privacy on the internet within the Pakistani context through participatory sessions with participants.
Unlike in the past, the EU is no longer relying on the guidelines concept in matters of data protection, the implementation of which has failed to produce any uniform level of data protection within the EU in recent years, despite all efforts for harmonization.
India, April 4 -- EMC has announced new products and technologies to address data protection requirements for software-defined data centers.
Data protection and privacy were critical issues in the July trade talks between the European Union and the United States regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

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