Global Data Diaries | March 19, 2021

Updated: Apr 15



View from Peter Lancos, CEO

"Welcome to another edition of eXate's Global Data Diaries series, a fortnightly blog series that aims to bring you the latest news, tips and insights from the world of data privacy. This week, in addition to further updates and amendments to a number of global data privacy laws - namely India and Qatar - there is also a useful feature on the "seven deadly sins" that all organisations should avoid if they want to avoid data privacy hell!"

New regulatory guidelines on the Qatar Personal Data Protection Law

Qatar was the first country in the Middle East to introduce a national data privacy law. The local data protection authority has recently issued a series of regulatory guidelines that both clarify the existing legislation and introduce new compliance requirements for data controllers.

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Being GDPR compliant doesn't necessarily make companies ready for India's upcoming data protection laws

India is ready to take a stab at formulating its first laws to govern data and it is using the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) as the template...however, according to Business Insider, although GDPR and India’s Personal Data Protection Bill (PDP) are similar in many ways, the differences between them mean that a company which is compliant in Europe may not necessarily be compliant under the PDP.

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Avoid these seven sins to stay out of data privacy hell

At every step, automation can help move the team along faster and more inexpensively for the business, but first, develop a plan. SC Magazine have highlighted the seven key mistakes organisations can easily make when planning for an effective, long-term data privacy strategy.

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