The UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has issued a long awaited resolution setting out exceptions to Article 13 of Federal Law No. 2 of 2019 ("Health Data Law"), which by default prohibits the transfer, storage, generation or processing of health data that relates to health services provided in the UAE ("UAE Health Data") outside of the UAE.
Ministerial Resolution 51/2021 ("Resolution") relaxes the data transfer restriction for certain types of processing operation, and will be welcomed by industry players many of whom have adopted a 'risk-based' approach to cross-border data transfers since the restriction was introduced.
This alert summarises the exceptions to the Article 13 restriction and identifies certain of the practical challenges that remain to be considered. An interactive reference guide setting out the conditions applicable to each exception is also linked to this alert and can be accessed here.
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To speak to us in relation to the Health Data Law, any data and technology related matters, or issues generally, please feel free to contact Kellie Blyth.
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