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Volume: 14 Issue: 6
(June 2017)

Keywords:
health pharmaceutical tourism medical data

Authors:
nadim bardawil

Organisations:
bsa ahmad bin hezeem & associates llp

Jurisdictions:
uae

UAE: Protecting patient data amidst the rise of health tourism

Traditionally, health tourism was something states sought to discourage. In 2017, this changed and countries like the United Arab Emirates (‘UAE’) are implementing plans to become one of the top ten destinations for heath tourism. A consequence of the rise of medical tourism is an increase in the amount of patient data. Nadim Bardawil, Senior Associate at BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP, discusses how the protection of medical data is developing in the UAE.

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