FileCloud unveils PDPL compliance solutions at GITEX Global 2023
July 25, 2024
Gitex Tech

FileCloud unveils PDPL compliance solutions at GITEX Global 2023

Saudi Arabia imposes strict penalties for PDPL no-compliance

FileCloud will showcase its Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL) compliance solutions at GITEX Global 2023 as the FileCloud compliance centre now fully supports recently enacted PDPL legislation in the Middle East region.

GITEX Global, the world’s largest tech show, occurs at Dubai World Trade Centre from October 16-20, 2023.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, United States, FileCloud is a hyper-secure content collaboration platform that provides industry-leading compliance, data governance, data leak protection, data retention, and digital rights management capabilities.

Versatile platform

The platform features powerful file sharing, sync, and mobile access capabilities on public, private, and hybrid clouds.

Several countries in the Middle East region have recently intensified initiatives to deploy digital transformation by creating a solid privacy regulatory framework. This has resulted in several countries, such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE, enacting new, stringent privacy legislation.

In this context, FileCloud empowers government and private organisations in the Middle East to adhere to regulatory demands without compromising seamless file collaboration.

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The FileCloud compliance centre supports PDPL legislation in the Middle East. Image: FileCloud

FileCloud also helps government and private sector organisations in Saudi Arabia remain secure and compliant by providing explicit PDPL support through its compliance centre for these organisations, allowing them to map specific product features to aspects of the PDPL.

March 2023 rollout

Enacted in March 2023, Saudi Arabia’s PDPL is part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 roadmap and stipulates various rights of data subjects regarding processing their data.

Detailed corresponding obligations are set out for organisations to enable them to comply with these rights. All public and private organisations that collect and process personal data related to individuals in Saudi Arabia fall within the scope of the legislation, regardless of location.

Saudi Arabia’s PDPL imposes heavy penalties for non-compliance on the part of data controllers with its requirements, including:

  • Disclosure or publication of sensitive personal information: Up to 2 years and a fine of up to SAR 3 million ($800,000). This applies to individuals and organisations.
  • Violation of cross-border data transfer stipulations: Up to one year in prison and a fine of up to SAR 1 million ($267,000).
  • Other provisions include a warning notice or a fine of up to SAR 5 million ($1.3 million), with the court having the freedom to double the penalty for repeat offences.
  • Penalties can also be imposed for the absence of robust mechanisms to protect individuals’ data.

Onsite demonstration

At GITEX Global 2023, FileCloud teams will highlight how the American company offers all the features needed for government and private organisations to adhere seamlessly to recently enacted PDPL regulations in the Middle East region.

The FileCloud PDPL capabilities include content classification, retention policies, custom metadata, anonymisation, built-in pattern searching, powerful audit capabilities, and numerous security protections that dramatically reduce the manual work involved in compliance.

As part of FileCloud’s commitment to its Middle East customers, users and admins can now easily change their FileCloud calendar format from Gregorian to Hijri calendar with a few simple clicks.

FileCloud is used by millions of users worldwide, including top Global 1000 enterprises, educational institutions, government organisations, and managed service providers.

The FileCloud team will be in booth H4-36 at GITEX Global 2023.

Featured image: FileCloud branding for GITEX Global 2023: Image: FileCloud

Last Updated on 10 months by Arnold Pinto

    Arnold Pinto

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