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  • Adequate Jurisdictions

    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 2021, 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

    Asia

    Japan

    Europe

    Andorra

    Austria

    Belgium

    Bulgaria

    Cyprus

    Czech Republic

    Croatia  Estonia

    Denmark

    Finland

    Faeroe Islands

    Germany

    France

    Guernsey

    Greece

    Iceland

    Hungary

    Isle of Man

    Ireland

    Jersey

    Italy

    Liechtenstein

    Latvia

    Luxembourg

    Lithuania

    Netherlands

    Malta

    Poland

    Norway

    Romania

    Portugal

    Slovenia

    Slovakia

    Sweden

    Spain

    United Kingdom

    Switzerland

     

    Oceania

    Middle East

    New Zealand

    Dubai International Financial Centre

    South America

    Israel

    Argentina

    North America

    Uruguay

    *Canada


    * 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 Article 42 of the ADGM Data Protection Regulations 2021 is in place or a derogation can be relied upon. 

     

     

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