Our objective is to provide the QFC community with a comprehensive legislation fully aligned with international standards, the Data Protection Directorate (DPD) administers the Regulations to ensure an adequate level of understanding and compliance. The DPD also reviews the regulations and provides support, advice and guidance to the QFC community.
Our vision is to ensure that the data protection rights of individuals are secured by caring about personal data, building trust with our firms and stakeholders, and protecting personal data and the QFC’s reputation.
Regulations and Rules
The QFC Data Protection Regulations 2005 are designed in line with 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 are intended to protect people’s privacy. These regulations place responsibilities on those who collect, hold and process personal data, as well as giving rights to the people whose data is collected.