Gulf Daily News reports Bahrain’s Personal Data Protection Law has now gone into effect. Organizations covered by the PDPL are required to obtain user consent in order collect, store, process and use personal information. Any organization found to have violated the law could face a fine between BD1,000 and BD20,000 and up to one year in prison. While the law has been implemented, there has been no announcement regarding the creation of the Personal Data Protection Authority that will enforce the law. “While the authority is yet to be formed, the requirement for compliance doesn’t get impacted as the new law is a nationwide law that has been enacted by a Royal decree,” KPMG Bahrain Risk Consulting Partner and Head Jeyapriya Partiban said.
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