The Data Protection Office (DPO) oversees the alignment and compliance of QFC’s comprehensive legislation to the highest international standards. It reviews the latest regulations and provides support, advice, and guidance to the QFC community.
The DPO is instrumental in ensuring data protection rights of individuals, building trust with QFC firms and stakeholders, and safeguarding the QFC’s reputation.
Regulations and Rules
The QFC Data Protection Regulations and Rules 2005 follow the EU Directive 95/46 and contain the core principles maintained in the new EU General Data Protection Regulation 679/2016, which came into effect in May 2018.
The QFC Data Protection Regulations and Rules 2005 aim to protect people’s privacy by placing responsibilities on those who collect, hold and process personal data, while giving rights to the people whose data is collected.
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