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Kuwait’s Data Privacy Protection Regulations (DPPR) applies to all public and private Telecommunication Services Providers and related industry sectors who collect, process, and store personal data and user-related content in whole or in part of a data storage system, whether processed inside or outside the State of Kuwait. Exceptions apply to individuals and entities when the processing is necessary for controlling crimes and implementing state security.
The DPPR does not provide specific penalties for violation of prescribed obligations but instead, it prescribes to impose penalties and fines, as per the Executive Regulations of Law No. 37 of 2014 regulating the establishment of the Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA), which lay down a range of punishments including imprisonment for a term from one to five years and a fine ranging from KWD 500 (approx. €1,460) to KWD 20,000 (approx. €58,560), or a combination thereof.
Securiti enables organizations to comply with Kuwait’s DPPR through AI-driven PI data discovery, DSR automation, documented accountability, enhanced visibility into data processing activities, and AI-driven process automation.
Securiti helps businesses comply with Kuwait's DPPR by automating their data processes, increasing data visibility, and data mapping capabilities.
Learn how our comprehensive PrivacyOps platform can assist you in meeting the requirements of various sections of Kuwait’s DPPR.
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You can examine your organization's compliance with Kuwait’s DPPR, find gaps, and mitigate risks using our multi-regulation, collaborative, preparedness, and privacy impact assessment solution. Seamlessly expand assessment capabilities throughout your vendor ecosystem to stay compliant with Kuwait’s DPPR.
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Data subjects must be informed of their data privacy rights, and companies must make the process of submitting verified DSR requests as simple as possible. Automating secure data access report delivery and generation will considerably minimize the risk of compliance violations and the manual labor necessary to comply with all requests.
Entities that want to comply must provide information to data subjects within a specific time frame after receiving a confirmed data request. This functionality will be provided at no cost and via a secure, centralized gateway.
You may seamlessly complete all data rectification requests with the help of automation and gain visibility of data subject verification workflows across all appearances of a subject's personal data.
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Fulfill data subject’s erasure, destroy and/or anonymize requests swiftly, through an integrated automated and flexible workflow.
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Track data subjects' revocation of consent to avoid data transmission or processing without their permission. Demonstrate consent compliance to authorities and data subjects in a seamless manner.
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Track data flows within your organization, trace data, classify, transfer, and document business process flows both within internal departments and third parties.
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Utilizes a knowledge database on security incident diagnosis and response to automate compliance activities and breach notifications to interested parties concerning security events.
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Keep track of your service providers' privacy and security readiness from a single interface. Work with vendors in real-time, automate data requests and deletions, and keep track of all vendor contracts and compliance documentation.
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Scan your organization's web properties automatically categorize tags and cookies. Create customizable cookie banners, obtain consent, and provide a preference center, among other things.
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Automatically classify and organize structured and unstructured data across data assets. Instantly identify sensitive data such as consent forms and financial statements and group files into categories with the help of AI, machine learning, and pattern matching approaches.
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State-of-the-art encryption algorithms ensure the highest security safeguards against unauthorized access, use, modification, or disclosure of personal data. All procedures are end-to-end safeguarded to prevent any loss.
Right to Access : Data subjects have the right to access their personal information collected by the service provider.
Right to Rectification : Data subjects can request the modification of their personal information if it is incorrect, outdated, or invalid.
Right to Erasure : Data subjects shall have their personal information erased if they withdraw consent and no longer use the service.
Right to Restrict the Processing : Data subjects can request to restrict the use of their personal information.
Kuwait’s Data Privacy Protection Regulation is established by the Communication Information Technology Regulatory Authority.
Kuwait’s DPPR also applies to those operating a website, smart application, or cloud computing service.
Service providers should report data breach incidents within 72 hours of becoming aware of the incident.
Kuwait’s DPPR requires that prior to the provision of service, the service providers must provide all the information about the services to be provided and the terms of service in easy language both in English and Arabic.
CITRA personnel have been authorized to visit the premises of telecommunication service providers with prior notice to inspect the security measures in place.
Kuwait’s DPPR requires that prior to the provision of service, the service providers must obtain the consent of the requester of service for the collection and processing of data and his knowledge and acceptance of all conditions, obligations, and provisions for data collection and processing.
Kuwait’s DPPR requires that technology service providers must maintain transparency throughout the entire process of the collection and processing of the data.
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