DIFC Issues Landmark Adequacy Decision Regarding the California Consumer Privacy Act

On August 7, 2023, the Commissioner of Data Protection of the Dubai International Financial Centre (the DIFC), a financial free-zone in the United Arab Emirates, issued the first adequacy decision regarding the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020, the CCPA), recognizing the essential equivalence of the CCPA with the DIFC Data Protection Law (DIFC Law No. 5 of 2020, as amended the DIFC DPL)….
By: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
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