United Arab Emirates: New law regulating data in the health sector

DLA Piper writes:

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) federal government has issued Federal Law No. 2 of 2019 on the Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Health Fields (“ICT Health Law”).

The objectives of this law are to:

  • ensure the optimal use of ICT in health fields;
  • ensure safety and security of health data and information.

It is to be supplemented by implementing regulations, which are yet to be published.

The following are some key features of the ICT Health Law.

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