Data protection rules announced by Bahrain

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Data protection rules announced by Bahrain
Data protection rules announced by Bahrain

Rules include the technical and organisational measures to be met that guarantee protection of data, rules and procedures for processing sensitive personal data, transferring personal data cross-border, conditions to be met while creating public accessible registers, determining the fees for the licensing of data protection guardians and its renewal and cases of waiver and refund

To enhance personal data security, new rules have been announced. Ten orders that regulate provisions related to processing personal data by public and private entities have been issued by Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Minister Shaikh Khaled bin Ali Al Khalifa, the Personal Data Protection Authority said yesterday.

Rules include the technical and organisational measures to be met that guarantee protection of data, rules and procedures for processing sensitive personal data, transferring personal data cross-border, conditions to be met while creating public accessible registers, determining the fees for the licensing of data protection guardians and its renewal and cases of waiver and refund.

In addition to the conditions and safeguards for maintaining the confidentiality of data related to instituting and pursuing of criminal proceedings and related judgements, rules and procedures to submit notifications to the authority and prior authorisations requests, data subjects rights, and the duties of data protection guardians, the orders also specify the rules and procedures governing submission of complaints relating to violations of the law.

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