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May 20, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM GST

Overview (Program Summary)

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s data governance regulations are evolving.  The National Data Governance Interim regulations reflect the latest iteration of regulations in this space. In addition, the Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC) and the National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia issued revised regulations which came into effect recently. 

There are significant restrictions relating to transfers of data outside of the Kingdom. The following topics will be discussed: 
1.           What are the requirements imposed by the National Data Governance Interim regulations?
2.           What are the requirements under the Framework of CITC?
3.           What do the NCA Controls entail?
4.           May data be stored on servers abroad or is there a requirement to store certain types of data locally?
5.           Are there restrictions regarding the transfer of data out of KSA?
6.           Does the launch of cloud computing services or applications using cloud computing platforms require notification of and/or approval by an authority?

Join us for a discussion to be hosted and moderated by Laura Reynaud, senior legal counsel at Siemens, KSA to hear from our expert  panelists:
- Granville Collins, founder & CEO of EMME Advisory Services
- Stephen Matthews, partner at Baker Botts LLP


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