ADGM Data Protection Regulations 2015
ADGM’s data protection regime is established by the ADGM Data Protection Regulations 2015 (the Data Protection Regulations). The Data Protection Regulations are based on current international best practice and is consistent with the OECD guidelines and EU Directives on protection of privacy and personal data.
The Data Protection Regulations prescribe the requirements regarding the collection, handling, disclosure and use of personal data in ADGM and the powers of the Registrar in performing its duties in respect the administration and application of ADGM’s data protection regime. The Data Protection Regulations apply to all ADGM registered entities that process Personal Data.
The Data Protection Regulations were enacted on 4 October 2015 by the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Global Market, in exercise of its powers under Article 6(1) of Law No. 4 of 2013 concerning the Abu Dhabi Global Market.
On 1 February 2018, amendments to the Data Protection Regulations take effect. The Data Protection (Amendment) Regulations 2018 contain updates and enhancements to improve the effectiveness of ADGM’s data protection regime.
A consolidated version of the ADGM Data Protection Regulations can be accessed here.
How to contact the Office of Data Protection
Telephone: +971 2 333 8888
Opening hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm (Sunday to Thursday)