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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Cybersecurity Regulations and Data Protection Laws: An Overview

With a focus on accelerating digital transformation, Saudi Arabia (KSA) has developed Vision 2030, which also requires robust cybersecurity and data localization regulations. As the country gears up for a digital-first mindset, cloud technology is anticipated to dominate technology investments. IDC has forecasted that the country will see a public cloud spend of over $2.5 Bn by 2026. Correspondingly with the acceleration in the adoption of the cloud and other emerging technology, security becomes of utmost importance.

The kingdom has issued tighter regulations to address data protection and cybersecurity issues. The Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC) is responsible for the Cloud Guidelines for Cloud Service Providers and Cloud Services Subscribers. Saudi Central Bank (previously SAMA) is the regulatory authority for banking and financing institutions. National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) was established in 2017. In 2018 NCA issued Essential Cybersecurity Controls (ECC -1:2018). It is worth noting that it has explicitly stated that the government, financial services, and retail industries need to host 100% of data within the country and data transfers can only be executed by obtaining permission from the competent authority.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia issued the Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL) stating certain data processing, storage, and transfer guidelines. If not followed, organizations may have to pay a hefty fine depending on the level of violations defined by the PDPL.

Bahrain

Bahrain

Bahrain Cybersecurity Regulations and Data Protection Laws: An Overview

The Kingdom of Bahrain is embracing the future of cloud computing as part of its ongoing push toward digital transformation. Bahrain was one of the first nations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to adopt a cloud-first policy back in 2017 for government entities. Currently, the country also seems to be taking steps in adopting multi-cloud and hybrid cloud systems in the government sector. The Bahrain Government issued the Legislative Decree No.56 of 2018 to provide cloud computing services to Foreign Parties (Cloud Law).

The Kingdom has a national cybersecurity framework governed by the General Directorate of Anti-Corruption and Economic and Electronics Security at the Ministry of Interiors (MOI). The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) is responsible for the guidelines including cybersecurity and cloud services for the BFSI sector. CBB has also been proactive in introducing new regulatory reforms and policies including framework for open banking, e-KYC framework, and others for the Fintech companies.

In addition, Bahrain has implemented pioneering regulations to protect businesses’ data, including a personal data protection law, in line with GDPR, issued in September 2018 which came into force in August 2019, setting general prohibitions on transferring personal data outside Bahrain. The law also has provided exclusions to the general prohibitions and requirements in case of transfer. Moreover, the country issued a data jurisdiction law, creating a data embassy, that allows data stored in the Kingdom to fall under its home country’s legal jurisdiction.

UAE

UAE

UAE Cybersecurity Regulations and Data Protection Laws: An Overview

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is seen accelerating its technology adoption including cloud services. According to a survey by one of the global data management companies, UAE ranked second in public cloud adoption worldwide. Another report said UAE’s start-ups could see $17 bn of economic benefits by 2030 through the adoption of hyper-scale cloud computing.

With the acceleration of cloud adoption, security becomes significant across the nation as there is critical data that the cloud services providers and users must deal with. To secure the nation from any kind of loss and breaches, the UAE has put in place various guidelines and laws to protect the sanctity of the nation even if it is not a uniform set of laws. The National Electronic Security Authority (NESA) has developed the UAE Information Assurance Standards (IAS), including security controls for cloud computing. At an emirate level, the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) formerly (ADSSSA & ADSIC) and the Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) are responsible for implementing information security practices within the respective states. Finally, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) is responsible for regulating the telecommunications sector and governs the data protection law. Additionally, the Central Bank of UAE, the Securities and Commodities Authority, the Dubai Financial Services Authority, and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority have issued guidelines for Financial Institutions adopting enabling technologies, including cloud computing.

In 2021, the UAE published its first federal-level data protection law Federal Decree-Law no.45 of 2021. The law prohibits the transfer of personal data outside the UAE with some exemptions factored under the law. The country has special economic/ free zones. Three of these zones have specific data protection laws. These zones are Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), and the Dubai Health Care City.

Philippines

Philippines

Philippines Data Residency – Overview

The Philippines embraces cloud technology and digital transformation for enhanced efficiency. According to a recent estimate, the Philippines' digital economy is predicted to reach $35 billion in gross merchandise value (GMV) by 2025, up from $20 billion now at a 20% compound annual growth rate (CAGR). As the country ladders up to be a hot spot by investors, government and regulators are working on creating a safe space for transaction of data by issuing relevant laws and regulations from a data security perspective.

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) regulates cloud adoption in the government sector. The DICT issued the Cloud-First Policy in 2017 and amended in 2020 clearly defining the Data Sovereignty and Data Residency requirement. Cybersecurity regulations are overseen by the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordination Centre (CICC), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), and Philippines National Police (PNP). The Central Bank (BSP) regulates the banking sector's cybersecurity.

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) governs the data privacy-related guidelines across industries in the country. The country issued its Data Privacy Act way back in 2012.

Vietnam

Vietnam

Vietnam Data Residency - Overview

As Vietnam steps towards its recently released National Digital Transformation goals with a vision towards 2030, it is also gearing up with the right set of guidelines and laws regarding cloud, cybersecurity, and data protection. Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) issued the cloud guidelines for the government sector as well as private sector organizations.

The National Assembly of Vietnam, MIC, and the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) are responsible for the cybersecurity guidelines across industries. The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) is the central bank and is responsible for issuing guidelines in the banking and financial institutions including cyber security guidelines.

Vietnam released its first-ever comprehensive data privacy law, Decree No. 13/2023/ND on the Protection of Personal Data (Decree), on April 17, 2023. The Decree is announced to go into force without a transition period on July 1, 2023. The Decree applies to all Vietnamese and foreign enterprises operating in Vietnam or performing data processing activities in Vietnam. Additionally, various sectoral data protection laws, cybersecurity, and information technology laws take care of data protection in the country.

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Saudi Arabia data guidelines and regulations, and stay ahead of the curve

Summary:

Unlock the full potential of Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning digital landscape with this all-encompassing handbook of the latest data residency laws and other data guidelines. This comprehensive resource will provide a roadmap to help you navigate the complex regulatory environment, ensuring compliance with Saudi Arabia's data residency laws.

What’s inside?

  • List of data guidelines
  • Regulated sectors and regulatory authorities
  • Cloud services guidelines
  • Cybersecurity guidelines
  • SAMA guidelines
  • Personal Data Protection Law
  • Penalties, and more

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Cloud4C Compliance as a Service

With over 4000 successful digital transformations across 25 countries, our end-to-end solution seamlessly help our customers comply with all necessary regulations and compliance needs. Our comprehensive suite of services includes governance, data residency, data localization, and risk compliance management.

With our best-in-class compliance specialists and industry-specific advanced automated cybersecurity management solutions, you can be assured that your organization's data is secure and compliant. Our geo-native based dedicated services ensure that your data is in the right region and adheres to all relevant laws and regulations.

Our expertise also includes sovereign cloud, a powerful tool in tackling data privacy and localization challenges by enabling organizations to store and manage their data within the geographic boundaries of a particular country or region, thereby ensuring compliance with local laws and regulations. Leverage our data sovereignty and data localization capabilities to ensure compliance with local laws and regulations, protect sensitive information, and maintain customer trust, enabling your business to expand into new markets and capitalize on growth opportunities.

Success Stories

20+ Public Sector Leaders • 15+ BFSI customers • Unmatched SAMA Compliance

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Compliance Success Story in Saudi Arabia

KSA Federal Authority

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Financial Services Compliance Success Story

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Disclaimer:

All details are provided to the best of our knowledge. All rules and regulations mentioned are subject to change. While we take measures to update the latest changes from time to time, it is expressly understood and agreed that Cloud4C shall not be responsible for any changes in any of the information mentioned on the page.

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Bahrain data guidelines and regulations, and stay ahead of the curve.

Summary:

Discover the limitless possibilities of Bahrain's rapidly evolving digital landscape with our all-inclusive guidebook on the latest data residency regulations and other data guidelines. This extensive resource serves as a roadmap to help you navigate the intricate regulatory landscape, ensuring full compliance with Bahrain's data security guidelines and laws.

What’s inside?

  • List of data guidelines
  • Regulated sectors and regulatory authorities
  • Cloud services guidelines
  • Cybersecurity guidelines
  • Data residency and data localization guidelines
  • Guidelines for banks and financial institutions
  • Personal Data Protection Law
  • Penalties, and more

Download Whitepaper

Cloud4C Compliance as a Service

With over 4000 successful digital transformations across 25 countries, our end-to-end solution seamlessly help our customers comply with all necessary regulations and compliance needs. Our comprehensive suite of services includes governance, data residency, data localization, and risk compliance management.

With our best-in-class compliance specialists and industry-specific advanced automated cybersecurity management solutions, you can be assured that your organization's data is secure and compliant. Our geo-native based dedicated services ensure that your data is in the right region and adheres to all relevant laws and regulations.

Our expertise also includes sovereign cloud, a powerful tool in tackling data privacy and localization challenges by enabling organizations to store and manage their data within the geographic boundaries of a particular country or region, thereby ensuring compliance with local laws and regulations. Leverage our data sovereignty and data localization capabilities to ensure compliance with local laws and regulations, protect sensitive information, and maintain customer trust, enabling your business to expand into new markets and capitalize on growth opportunities.

Success Stories

20+ Public Sector Leaders • 15+ BFSI customers • Unmatched SAMA Compliance

MEA Digi-Commerce Leader
Digital Commerce Compliance Success Story in Middle East

Digi-Commerce Leader in MEA Achieves SAMA Compliance for International Payments

Learn how a leading digital commerce organization achieved SAMA compliance and optimized their payment processing capabilities through partnership with Cloud4C and Oracle ACS on OCI.

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Compliance Success Story in Saudi Arabia

KSA Federal Authority

Learn how Cloud4C designed and delivered the best-in-class IaaS solution, adhering to PCI DSS compliance and SAMA guidelines enabling the monetary organization to accelerate its compliance adoption.

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Financial Services Compliance Success Story

MEA Financial Regulatory Authority

Learn how we helped a MEA-based financial regulatory authority to promote innovation in the fintech sector by migrating key application to OCI while maintaining compliance with strict financial rules and regulations.

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Disclaimer:

All details provided on our website are provided to the best of our knowledge. Please note that all rules and regulations mentioned are subject to change without prior notice. While we take measures to update our website with the latest changes from time to time, it is expressly understood and agreed that Cloud4C shall not be responsible for any changes in any of the information mentioned on our website. You can also refer to Additional Resources to stay up-to-date with the latest Saudi Arabia data residency guidelines and regulations.

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UAE data guidelines and regulations, and stay ahead of the curve

Summary:

Unlock the potential of UAE's digital landscape with our comprehensive guidebook on the latest cloud policies and laws. Dive into the valuable insights on the Cloud Services Guidelines, outlining the legal and regulatory requirements for government agencies and CSPs. Stay updated on the Data Localization and Data Residency Requirements for better security and compliance across your organization. Our guide also covers UAEs Operational Risk Standards for financial institutions, IAS controls for cybersecurity, as well as the recently published PDPL.

What’s inside?

  • List of UAE data guidelines
  • Regulated sectors and regulatory authorities
  • Cloud services guidelines
  • Cybersecurity guidelines
  • UAE Data residency and localization
  • Personal Data Protection Law
  • Penalties, and more

Download Whitepaper

Cloud4C Compliance as a Service

With over 4000 successful digital transformations across 25 countries, our end-to-end solution seamlessly help our customers comply with all necessary regulations and compliance needs. Our comprehensive suite of services includes governance, data residency, data localization, and risk compliance management.

With our best-in-class compliance specialists and industry-specific advanced automated cybersecurity management solutions, you can be assured that your organization's data is secure and compliant. Our geo-native based dedicated services ensure that your data is in the right region and adheres to all relevant laws and regulations.

Our expertise also includes sovereign cloud, a powerful tool in tackling data privacy and localization challenges by enabling organizations to store and manage their data within the geographic boundaries of a particular country or region, thereby ensuring compliance with local laws and regulations. Leverage our data sovereignty and data localization capabilities to ensure compliance with local laws and regulations, protect sensitive information, and maintain customer trust, enabling your business to expand into new markets and capitalize on growth opportunities.

Success Stories

20+ Public Sector Leaders • 15+ BFSI customers • Unmatched SAMA Compliance

MEA Digi-Commerce Leader
Digital Commerce Compliance Success Story in Middle East

Digi-Commerce Leader in MEA Achieves SAMA Compliance for International Payments

Learn how a leading digital commerce organization achieved SAMA compliance and optimized their payment processing capabilities through partnership with Cloud4C and Oracle ACS on OCI.

Read More

Compliance Success Story in Saudi Arabia

KSA Federal Authority

Learn how Cloud4C designed and delivered the best-in-class IaaS solution, adhering to PCI DSS compliance and SAMA guidelines enabling the monetary organization to accelerate its compliance adoption.

Read More

Financial Services Compliance Success Story

MEA Financial Regulatory Authority

Learn how we helped a MEA-based financial regulatory authority to promote innovation in the fintech sector by migrating key application to OCI while maintaining compliance with strict financial rules and regulations.

Read More

Disclaimer:

All details provided on our website are provided to the best of our knowledge. Please note that all rules and regulations mentioned are subject to change without prior notice. While we take measures to update our website with the latest changes from time to time, it is expressly understood and agreed that Cloud4C shall not be responsible for any changes in any of the information mentioned on our website. You can also refer to Additional Resources to stay up-to-date with the latest Saudi Arabia data residency guidelines and regulations.

Schedule a consultation with one of our Data Residency experts to explore your options and find the right solution for your needs

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Get instant access to our comprehensive whitepaper on
Philippines data guidelines and regulations and stay ahead of the curve.

Summary:

Discover Philippines’ comprehensive cybersecurity regulations, designed to protect sensitive data and ensure secure transactions. Our whitepaper covers key areas including cloud services guidelines, data residency, localization and sovereignty guidelines, financial regulations, and the Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL). Learn about the legal and regulatory requirements for businesses operating in Philippines, including the establishment of information security policies, network, and system design, and more. Stay ahead of the curve with our comprehensive guide to the Philippines’ evolving data privacy and cybersecurity landscape.

What’s inside?

  • List of Philippines data guidelines
  • Regulated sectors and regulatory authorities
  • Cloud services guidelines
  • Cybersecurity guidelines
  • Data residency and localization laws
  • Personal Data Protection Law
  • Penalties, and more

Download Whitepaper

Cloud4C Compliance as a Service

With over 4000 successful digital transformations across 25 countries, our end-to-end solutions seamlessly help our customers comply with all necessary regulations and compliance needs. Our comprehensive suite of services includes governance, data residency, data localization, and risk compliance management.

With our best-in-class compliance specialists and industry-specific advanced automated cybersecurity management solutions, you can be assured that your organization's data is secure and compliant. Our geo-native based dedicated services ensure that your data is in the right region and adheres to all relevant laws and regulations.

Our expertise also includes sovereign cloud, a powerful tool in tackling data privacy and localization challenges by enabling organizations to store and manage their data within the geographic boundaries of a particular country or region, thereby ensuring compliance with local laws and regulations. Leverage our data sovereignty and data localization capabilities to ensure compliance with local laws and regulations, protect sensitive information, and maintain customer trust, enabling your business to expand into new markets and capitalize on growth opportunities.

Success Stories

20+ Public Sector Leaders • 15+ BFSI customers • Unmatched SAMA Compliance

Global Entertainment Leader
Digital Commerce Compliance Success Story in Middle East

Global Entertainment Leader

Discover how Cloud4C’s tailored solutions enabled the global leader in entertainment and media transform its cloud event management platform and achieve data compliance and resilience on the way.

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Compliance Success Story in Saudi Arabia

KSA Federal Authority

Learn how Cloud4C designed and delivered the best-in-class IaaS solution, adhering to PCI DSS compliance and SAMA guidelines enabling the monetary organization to accelerate its compliance adoption.

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Financial Services Compliance Success Story

Leading Cosmetic Giant in South Korea

Discover how a leading cosmetic brand achieved seamless global compliance and enhanced data residency with Cloud4C's tailored solutions that ensured regulatory adherence and secure data management.

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Disclaimer:

All details provided on our website are provided to the best of our knowledge. Please note that all rules and regulations mentioned are subject to change without prior notice. While we take measures to update our website with the latest changes from time to time, it is expressly understood and agreed that Cloud4C shall not be responsible for any changes in any of the information mentioned on our website. You can also refer to Additional Resources to stay up-to-date with the latest Philippines data residency guidelines and regulations.

Schedule a consultation with one of our Data Residency experts to explore your options and find the right solution for your needs

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Get instant access to our comprehensive whitepaper on
Vietnamese data guidelines and regulations, and stay ahead of the curve.

Summary:

Discover Vietnam's comprehensive cybersecurity regulations, designed to protect sensitive data and ensure secure transactions. Our whitepaper covers key areas including cloud services guidelines, data residency and localization guidelines, financial regulations, and the Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL). Learn about the legal and regulatory requirements for businesses operating in Vietnam, including the establishment of information security policies, network and system design, and multi-factor authentication for high-value financial transactions. Stay ahead of the curve with our comprehensive guide to Vietnam's evolving data privacy and cybersecurity landscape.

What’s inside?

  • List of Vietnam data guidelines
  • Regulated sectors and regulatory authorities
  • Cloud services guidelines
  • Cybersecurity guidelines
  • Data residency and localization laws
  • Personal Data Protection Law
  • Penalties, and more

Download Whitepaper

Cloud4C Compliance as a Service

With over 4000 successful digital transformations across 25 countries, our end-to-end solutions seamlessly help our customers comply with all necessary regulations and compliance needs. Our comprehensive suite of services includes governance, data residency, data localization, and risk compliance management.

With our best-in-class compliance specialists and industry-specific advanced automated cybersecurity management solutions, you can be assured that your organization's data is secure and compliant. Our geo-native based dedicated services ensure that your data is in the right region and adheres to all relevant laws and regulations.

Our expertise also includes sovereign cloud, a powerful tool in tackling data privacy and localization challenges by enabling organizations to store and manage their data within the geographic boundaries of a particular country or region, thereby ensuring compliance with local laws and regulations. Leverage our data sovereignty and data localization capabilities to ensure compliance with local laws and regulations, protect sensitive information, and maintain customer trust, enabling your business to expand into new markets and capitalize on growth opportunities.

Success Stories

20+ Public Sector Leaders • 15+ BFSI customers • Unmatched SAMA Compliance

Global Entertainment Leader
Digital Commerce Compliance Success Story in Middle East

Global Entertainment Leader

Discover how Cloud4C’s tailored solutions enabled the global leader in entertainment and media transform its cloud event management platform and achieve data compliance and resilience on the way.

Read More

Compliance Success Story in Saudi Arabia

KSA Federal Authority

Learn how Cloud4C designed and delivered the best-in-class IaaS solution, adhering to PCI DSS compliance and SAMA guidelines enabling the monetary organization to accelerate its compliance adoption.

Read More

Financial Services Compliance Success Story

Leading Cosmetic Giant in South Korea

Discover how a leading skincare company achieved seamless global compliance and enhanced data residency with Cloud4C's tailored solutions that ensured regulatory adherence and secure data management.

Read More

Disclaimer:

All details provided on our website are provided to the best of our knowledge. Please note that all rules and regulations mentioned are subject to change without prior notice. While we take measures to update our website with the latest changes from time to time, it is expressly understood and agreed that Cloud4C shall not be responsible for any changes in any of the information mentioned on our website. You can also refer to Additional Resources to stay up-to-date with the latest Vietnamese data residency guidelines and regulations.

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