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UAE CYBERCRIME LAW AMENDED

Issued in August 2018 as Emiri Decree No. 02 of 2018 (“Cybercrime Law Amendment”), the new decree amends the United Arab Emirates’ (“UAE”) Federal Decree Law No. 5 of 2012 On Combating Cybercrimes (“Cybercrime Law”).

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BAHRAIN: INTRODUCTION OF THE NEW DATA PROTECTION LAW

The Kingdom of Bahrain (“Bahrain”) recently issued Law No. 30 on the Protection of Personal Data (“Law No. 30/2018”) which is due to come into effect one month after it's publication in the official gazette. The Kingdom’s law on the matter states that protection of personal privacy is among one of the primary constitutional rights of a person

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VAT TOURIST REFUND PROCESS OUTLINED

Previously, in April 2018, the United Arab Emirates’ (“UAE”) Federal Tax Authority (“FTA”) had announced its intention to make it possible for tourists to reclaim Value Added Tax (“VAT”).

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VAT IN THE UAE: CENTRAL BANK ISSUES NEW NOTICE

On 19th June 2018, the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (“UAE Central Bank”) issued Notice No. 157/2018 (“Notice 157/2018”) amending Appendix 2 of the Regulations

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POLICY CHANGES ADOPTED BY UAE CABINET

Chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) and Ruler of Dubai

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Mandatory Licenses for Social Media Influencers in the UAE

According to the draft law by the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) National Media Council (NMC), social media influencers who post content

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Yemen: New Ministerial Resolution No. 20 of 2018

The Legal Group Advocates & Legal Consultants (TLG) would like to inform our clients and associates that the Ministry of Industry & Trade in Yemen

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