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An Overview of UAE’s Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Landscape

In this whitepaper, you will learn:

  • UAE’s data privacy framework – PDPL and its key obligations,
  • Free Zones – DIFC, ADGM, DHCC, and their key obligations,
  • Sectors-specific laws, cybersecurity framework, cyber laws, GenAI laws, and their key obligations,
  • How Securiti helps organizations comply with UAE’s laws.


In the dynamic data-driven landscape of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where technological breakthroughs and digital integration are deep-rooted into the country’s critical infrastructure, the fundamental aspects of data privacy and cybersecurity have become integral to the nation's progress.

This whitepaper delves into the intricate tapestry of data privacy and cybersecurity within the UAE, offering a comprehensive exploration of the regulatory data privacy frameworks across the nation, its free zones and sectors, cyber laws, and Generative AI laws designed to safeguard personal data and digital assets.

This comprehensive analysis equips individuals and businesses with the knowledge necessary to navigate the intricate web of regulations, fostering a secure and compliant environment for the responsible use of technology and the protection of sensitive data in the UAE.

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Frequently Asked Questions

On November 28th, 2021, the UAE Cabinet enacted the Federal Decree-Law No. 45 of 2021 – Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL). The PDPL came into effect on 2nd January 2022 and applies to the processing of personal data by wholly or partly automated means, or any other means, by any data controller or data processor within the UAE processing the personal data of UAE’s residents who are within or outside of the UAE.

Yes, the UAE free zones have multiple data protection laws such as the Dubai International Financial Centre ('DIFC') - Data Protection Law No. 5 of 2020, Abu Dhabi Global Market ('ADGM') - ADGM Data Protection Regulations (DPR) 2021, Dubai Healthcare City ('DHCC') - Dubai Healthcare City Health Data Protection Regulation No. 7/2013, among others.

The UAE released a guide on Generative AI applications and how to use them to stay up to date with new technological developments and make use of Generative AI in a variety of industries, including media, education, healthcare, and advanced sciences.

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