The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) enacted new data protection regulations – the Data Protection Regulations 2021 – on 11th February 2021. Training on the new regulations is vital for staff at ADGM firms – not just for successful implementation but also to avoid the possibility of significant financial sanctions for breaches. Suitable for all staff, this eLearning module will sit perfectly within firms’ training programmes. It puts the Data Protection Regulations into context, highlighting the core requirements in a way that is sufficiently comprehensive to be suitable for all staff needing training on its purpose and impact.

Course Details

The training module will take around 40 minutes to complete, and is made up of the following subsections:


  • The aim of the regulations
  • Why they are necessary
  • Who they apply to
  • When they apply

General Requirements

  • The principles of the regulations:
  • Lawful, fair and transparent processing
  • Purpose limitation
  • Data limitation
  • Data subject rights
  • Accuracy
  • Data retention period
  • Data security
  • Accountability

Lawful Processing (incl consent)

  • The main instances that provide organisations with the legal basis they require
  • What makes consent valid

Individual Rights

  • Right to be informed
  • Right of access
  • Right to rectify
  • Right of erasure
  • Right to data portability


  • Privacy by design
  • Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs)
  • Record of Processing Activities (ROPA)
  • The Data Protection Officer (DPO)
  • High-risk processing activities

Breaches and notifications

  • Notification requirements of a personal data security breach

Data Transfers

  • Restriction on the transfer of personal data outside of the ADGM except in limited circumstances
  • The limited circumstances in which personal data may be transferred

Key features of our eLearning include:


Inhouse Experts
In-House Subject Matter Experts
Experienced, full-time GRC practitioners
Fully Customisable
Fully Customisable
Able to tailor any module to your specific requirements
Access All Modules
No restriction to module access
Multi Device
Multi-Device Compatible
Deliverable on desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones
Trackable Testing
Trackable Testing
Easy to generate reports on progress and results
Flexible Implementation
Flexible Implementation
Delivered through our LMS or deployed on your existing system