DIFC Academy

The DIFC Academy proudly presents the third edition of the DIFC Compliance Series. Regulatory compliance in the Middle East is experiencing rapid growth and has emerged as a crucial aspect for any business seeking to establish a mature and reputable presence. The DIFC Compliance webinar series will delve deep into key compliance concepts, and the panel of esteemed local and global experts will provide invaluable insights on constructing a world-class compliance programme. Throughout the series, participants will explore the transformation of regulatory compliance into efficient and well-functioning operations. Moreover, essential principles of values and ethics will be discussed, underlining their significance in fostering a culture of integrity and responsibility within companies. The experts will also focus on topics of regulatory compliance, such as financial crime prevention and data protection. The full series will be delivered by Lori Baker, Vice President – Legal & Head of Data Protection at DIFC Authority, with regulatory and compliance experts as co-speakers. Legal professionals earn 8 CLPD Accredited Points and financial professionals and compliance officers can meet DFSA CPD requirements.

Comprised of five (5) webinars, the DIFC Compliance Series can be taken as one full program (2,000 AED) or as individual online course (500 AED).

CLPD Accredited Points upon completion: 

           Full Series (5 Sessions) 

          One Session

For more information or to request for an assistance, please contact [email protected] 

Register for the full series here.


Building a Compliance Programme

September 7, 2023 | 10am - 12pm Online

This session will discuss the main principles underlying regulatory compliance issues that companies are progressively aligning with in the GCC region, new trends in certain areas of regulatory law and how to deal with setting up a solid approach to business ethics based on a fair and balanced Code of Conduct.


Operationalising Compliance

September 14, 2023 | 10am - 12pm | Online

How do you bring your compliance program to life once it is on paper? Make it more than a tick box exercise. This session will tell you how.


Enterprise Risk Management and Governance

September 21, 2023  10am - 12pm |  Online

Take the insights gained from the operational implementation of compliance and feed them into the gap analysis, approach to risk review and mitigation and reporting to the senior management in a way that gets their buy in.


Financial Crime and Prevention (AML & Bribery)

September 28, 2023 | 10am - 12pm | Online

This session will address laws aimed at preventing financial crime and how to spot institutional behaviors that enable financial crime, whether directly or indirectly.


Data Protection

October 5, 2023 | 10am - 12pm | Hybrid (In-person & Online)

In this session we will cover the basic principles of data protection as well as potential conflicts with financial crime / fraud laws, which law wins such conflicts and how to comply.




Vice President- Legal & Director of Data Protection

DIFC Authority

Lori Baker, FIP, Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Data Protection and Privacy is an experienced attorney with expertise in data protection and regulatory compliance, as well as broad practice in commercial contracting. She is qualified in both the USA (in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania) and the UK, and is a Fellow of Information Privacy as certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Lori now provides data protection and security strategy and support in DIFC Authority, while in her own time she writes and speaks on various data protection and compliance topics. 

Prior to relocating to Dubai in 2016, Lori was based in London, UK for 10 years, having worked most recently for Fieldfisher LLP in the technology and outsourcing team as a senior privacy and cybersecurity associate. She held in-house roles as Senior Compliance and Privacy Counsel at Dun & Bradstreet, Head of Ethics and Compliance at Orange Business Services and Global Regulatory/Privacy Specialist at BT Global Services. 

Lori attended DeSales University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in politics with a minor in philosophy, followed by Widener University School of Law (the Delaware Law School), where she was awarded a Juris Doctor with an emphasis in international business transactions. While at Widener, Lori enrolled in the Geneva International Law Institute, directed by instructors from the WTO, the UN and other international organisations.

DIFC Compliance Series 2023 (CLPD)
Sep 07, 2023 10:00 AM -To- Oct 05, 2023 12:00 PM

DIFC Compliance Series 2023 (CLPD)

In association with DIFC Authority - Legal Affairs

8 CLPD Accredited
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