UAE: Healthcare data protection law

By Melissa Murray, Chris Eklund


In February 2019, the President of the UAE, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, issued Federal Law No. 2 of 2019 ('the Law'). This was the first piece of federal legislation in the UAE that directly addressed data protection principles, and it applies specifically to companies providing services related to the healthcare industry.

Melissa Murray and Chris Eklund, from Bird & Bird LLP, provide an insight into how the Law will affect data protection within the healthcare sector, and advise businesses operating within this industry in terms of ensuring that they are compliant.

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