Bloomberg Law reports on the Gulf’s newest nationwide data protection law, the Bahrain Personal Data Protection Law No. 30 of 2018. Published July 19, additional guidance and decisions are expected to be introduced in February 2019, ahead of its August 2019 implementation schedule. When compared to similar regional laws, the report points to three novelties in Bahrain’s data protection law, including its extraterritorial effect, the creation of the data protection supervisor role, and the imposition of a duty of due diligence on data managers that use data processors. The new data protection law comes as the country moves to position itself as a hub for data centers.
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