Data Controller Register

ADGM’s Data Protection Regulations 2015 require every ADGM registered entity that processes personal information (i.e. a ’Data Controller’) to register with the Office of Data Protection at the Registration Authority and renew its registration annually. Failure to do so is a contravention of the Data Protection Regulations 2015.

The Office of Data Protection maintains a register of Data Controllers in ADGM as a part of its regulatory functions and publishes the register publically in order to promote transparency and openness.

The Data Controller Register is incorporated within the ADGM Public Register of companies. To view whether an ADGM registered company is a Data Controller, search the Public Register for that entity and once selected, click on the ‘Data Protection’ tab.

The Public Register can be accessed by clicking here.


How to contact the Office of Data Protection


Telephone: +971 2 333 8888  

Opening hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm (Sunday to Thursday)