The Bahrain British Enterprise Discussion board (BBBF) Particular Curiosity Group (SIG) for authorized professionals not too long ago hosted a dialogue centered on the brand new Private Information Safety Regulation, which will probably be carried out within the Kingdom of Bahrain on 1 August 2019.
Led by Nicholas Williams, BBBF Head of Authorized SIG and Companion at Newton Authorized Group, the discussions delved into the upcoming introduction of the brand new Information Safety Act, which is the results of elevated world consciousness of information safety. A number of different international locations have adopted comparable legal guidelines, such because the European Union’s implementation of the Basic Information Safety Regulation (GDPR).
The professional panel consisted of main authorized practitioners together with Nadia AlJaber (Affiliate, Newton Authorized Group), Ahmed AlFardan (Affiliate, Newton Authorized Group) and Basma Naseeb (Authorized Specialist, Bahrain Financial Improvement Board).
The dialogue make clear how the brand new regulation will give Bahraini people and entities rights in relation to how their private information could also be collected, processed and saved.
Accordingly, firms want to know whether or not the regulation applies to them and the way they’ll get hold of consent from information holders. The brand new regulation will act as a regulatory regulation for information safety and imposes extra obligations on information processing.