About DIFC DPL
The DIFC Data Protection Law (DPL) is a comprehensive legal framework established by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) to ensure the protection and privacy of personal data in today’s digital age. It sets out principles and regulations governing the processing, storage, and sharing of personal information within the DIFC jurisdiction. The DPL aims to balance enabling the seamless flow of data for business purposes and safeguarding individuals’ rights to control their personal information. It emphasizes transparency, accountability, and security in data handling, giving individuals the right to access, correct, and manage their data.
Does the company need it?
The DIFC Data Protection Law (DPL) pertains to entities and individuals engaged in data processing within the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). This encompasses various companies, institutions, and individuals, ranging from financial institutions, legal firms, tech companies, and healthcare providers to retailers, employers, consulting firms, real estate companies, educational institutions, and service providers. It is crucial to note that the DPL applies to both manual and automated data processing activities, spanning various industries, and it is imperative for any entity or individual operating within the DIFC to acquaint themselves with the DPL’s principles and requirements to ensure adherence and safeguard individuals’ data privacy rights.
How can Univate help?
At Univate Support, we offer comprehensive assistance to ensure that your operations comply with DIFC DPL requirements. Our services include training, documentation, and implementing policies, procedures, processes, templates, checklists, guidelines, and other necessary controls. We provide end-to-end support until your organization completes a compliance audit, meeting all control requirements.
Why Univate? How do we stand out?
Univate has extensive experience and expertise in implementing DIFC DPL compliance, with over 20 successful implementations in the last five years. We deeply understand control requirements across various industry segments and business lines. Our unique approach ensures that all organizational components work together seamlessly to achieve the best possible outcomes. Trust us to guide your organization through the implementation and audit reporting processes.
Our Implementation Approach:
Univate uses a 5-phase approach for GAP analysis, risk assessment, and implementation support.
Salient features of our engagement approach are:
- Unique and Proven engagement approach
- End-to-end documentation
- Training on control implementation and sustenance.
- Complex client implementation experience in different countries
- Cost arbitrage
- Reduce management time required
- Reduce the cost of sustenance
- Reduce the cycle time of the end-to-end implementation process
- Our unique automation tool automates managing the system
Our assessment and implementation support methodology addresses the critical areas like:
- Conduct a Gap Assessment of the existing controls.
- Assess risks and opportunities.
- Define, review and update Policies, procedures, processes, templates, guidelines, and checklists.
- Active support for the effective implementation of controls
- Internal Audit for compliance
- Corrective and Remediation/ Preventive actions
- Conduct/Support the final compliance audit process
- Enhanced Data Security
- Legal Compliance
- Trust Building
- Data Handling Efficiency:
- Consumer Confidence
- Global Data Standards
- Business Expansion
- Employee Awareness
- Cross-Industry Applicability
- Consistent Practices
- Continuous Improvement