USA TODAY article A U.K.-based company says it has secured a court injunction to stop the U.A.E. from enforcing a data privacy protection law that could result in fines of up to $50 million.
The British company Data Protect is appealing a court order to block the law from taking effect and will seek to have it blocked in a U.N. court, the company said Friday.
The court decision is a victory for Data Protect’s founder, Mark Smith, who sued the U of A.
A federal appeals court in London last week.
The company had argued the UAW had the authority to enforce the data protection law because it was an independent body.
A ruling from the U.”s European Union (EU) could allow the UAA to keep the law in place.
It could also force the UAB to implement it, but Smith said he is confident that a court ruling will prevail.”
The UAW said Friday it was disappointed in the decision.””
I think this is a very big victory for privacy.”
The UAW said Friday it was disappointed in the decision.
“The U.AW and its members have fought hard for decades to protect the rights of workers in the UBA and in the broader IT industry,” UAW President Karen Lewis said in a statement.
“We are disappointed with the UEA’s decision to appeal this decision, which is based on a legal theory that is not supported by fact.”
Data Protect has been trying to secure an injunction since 2013, but the UDAW was able to keep enforcement of the law under wraps until now.
The UDAZW said it was concerned the UAU may try to revive the law this week when the European Union’s General Court of Justice is scheduled to meet next week.
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation would set out the requirements for data protection, but it does not provide the rights-enforcement powers that Data Protect has sought.