Region: United Arab Emirates

Pegasus spyware faces first UK legal challenge

NSO Group has rejected claims made on behalf of three civil society leaders and human rights activists whose phones were allegedly hacked by the UAE and Saudi Arabian governments using the company’s technology.

20 April 2022

Spyware vendor and executives targeted

A human rights activist claims that spyware vendor DarkMatter Group accessed private material that led to prosecution in her native Saudi Arabia.

10 December 2021

DIFC Data Protection Law: GDPR 2.0?

Addleshaw Goddard managing associate Annabelle Gold-Caution maps key differences between the GDPR and the Dubai International Financial Centre’s new data protection legislation – which may address criticisms of the EU framework.

13 October 2020

Dubai financial hub seeks GDPR adequacy

The Dubai International Financial Centre has updated its data protection law in an attempt to ease data flows between the hub and the EU.

03 June 2020

Hacking victim asks court to force disclosure

The victim of a hack has asked a High Court judge to order disclosure of information about how emails belonging to the former chief executive of a sovereign wealth fund were deleted – with the victim alleging that the emails would shed light on the details of the hack.

15 November 2019

English judge dismisses evidence in hacking case

A High Court judge has dismissed evidence relating to a hack of an aviation investor’s computers and emails – which the investor says was carried out by a UAE sovereign wealth fund.

14 November 2019

English court to hear $17 million hacking claim

A UAE investment authority has been accused of conspiring to hack into an aviation investor’s computers and emails, and using the stolen data to smear him online.

19 August 2019

New UAE IOT regulation incorporates GDPR-like principles

The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority’s (TRA) new Internet of Things regulation includes data localisation requirements and incorporates elements of the GDPR, such as data minimisation.

10 July 2019

DLA Piper promotes in eight countries

DLA Piper has promoted 11 technology lawyers to partner in its latest round of promotions.

03 April 2019

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