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KPMG Bahrain highlights the role of auditors in Personal Data Protection Law compliance

The role of auditors in Personal Data Protection Law

During a seminar organized by the National Audit Office

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KPMG Bahrain speakers during personal data protection law compliance seminar with the National Audit Office

KPMG Bahrain’s experts showcased the detailed provisions of Bahrain’s Personal Data Protection Law. Mohamed Almajed, External Audit Manager and Khaled Al Hoori, Internal Audit Associate, spoke today during an event organized by the National Audit Office for internal auditors across all Ministries and government entities in the Kingdom of Bahrain. During their presentation, Almajed and Alhoori provided the attendees with an overview on the implications of the new legislation on the data controller operations and the key processes and risks associated with the personal data processing, including collecting, storing, using, disclosing and disposing personal data.

Bahrain’s Personal Data Protection came to effect in August 2019 to create a culture and mindset that respects and protects personal data and hence the privacy of others. It provides a clear framework for companies operating in Bahrain on collecting and processing personal data in line with global best practices. The law also provides sanctions, both financial and penal, in the event of violations. Organizations need to ensure ongoing compliance by meeting expectations to ensure efficient, secure and effective management of data.  

The event was hosted on Thursday, 06 February 2020 at Wyndham Grand Manama under the theme “Importance of Internal audit.

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