Office of Data Protection

To ensure the protection of Personal Data that is transferred out of ADGM, our data protection regime follows the European Commission approach of designating jurisdictions that are deemed adequate from a data privacy and protection perspective.

As per the ADGM Data Protection Regulations 2015, the transfer of Personal Data to a recipient located in a jurisdiction outside ADGM may take place only if an adequate level of protection for the specific Personal Data are ensured by the laws applicable to the recipient.

The table below sets out the jurisdictions designated as having an adequate level of protection.

 

Region / Designated Jurisdiction

Europe

Andorra

Austria

Belgium

Bulgaria

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Faeroe Islands

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Guernsey

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Isle of Man

Italy

Jersey

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

Oceania

Middle East

New Zealand

Dubai International Financial Centre

South America

North America

Argentina

United States of America*

Uruguay

Canada**


* Subject to compliance with the terms of the EU-US Privacy Shield.

** Provided the recipient is subject to the Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPED Act).

Transfers to jurisdictions not listed in the table above may only take place if one of the safeguards set out under section 5 of the ADGM Data Protection Regulations 2015 is in place.

 

 

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