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24 Apr 2024

EU Parliament Passes World's First Artificial Intelligence Act

EU Parliament Passes World's First Artificial Intelligence Act In a landmark decision, the European Union Parliament has officially endorsed the groundbreaking EU AI Act, marking a significant milestone in the regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Ratified on Wednesday, the Act represents the world's foremost comprehensive regulatory framework aimed at…

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16 Apr 2024

Amendments to DIFC Employment Law: Recent Changes

Amendments to DIFC Employment Law: Recent Changes Recent amendments to the DIFC Employment Law, enacted through DIFC Law No. 1 of 2024, bring significant changes effective from March 1, 2024, with enforcement starting on March 8, 2024. These amendments address Qualifying Scheme contributions and end-of-service gratuity accrual, impacting UAE/GCC nationals…

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09 Apr 2024

UAE Implements Up to Dh500,000 Fine for Unlawful Fundraising

UAE Implements Up to Dh500,000 Fine for Unlawful Fundraising The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has implemented regulations governing charitable fundraising within the country, stipulating fines ranging from Dh200,000 to Dh500,000 for individuals or entities unlawfully soliciting donations. In a social media announcement on Tuesday, the Public Prosecution cautioned against soliciting…

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26 Mar 2024

Establishment of the International Humanitarian Council by UAE President

Establishment of the International Humanitarian Council by UAE President In accordance with a recent decree issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the establishment of the International Humanitarian and Philanthropic Council has been formalized. This council is mandated to consolidate several existing entities,…

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20 Mar 2024

Canada's Supreme Court Affirms Constitutional Protection for IP Address Privacy

Canada's Supreme Court Affirms Constitutional Protection for IP Address Privacy In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of Canada recently ruled 5-4 in a case concerning the protection of Canadians' internet protocol (IP) addresses from unreasonable search. The court held that Canadians' IP addresses are constitutionally protected under Section 8…

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13 Mar 2024

Penalty in UAE: Up to Dh500,000 Fine for Misleading Residents with False Advertisements

Penalty in UAE: Up to Dh500,000 Fine for Misleading Residents with False Advertisements A firm warning has been issued in the UAE against deceptive advertising and promotions targeting consumers. Those found guilty of violating the law could potentially face imprisonment and fines of up to Dh500,000 under Article 48 of…

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