DIFC Academy

DIFC Compliance Series 2022

The DIFC Academy proudly presents the third edition of the DIFC Compliance Series. Regulatory compliance is an area of growth in the Middle East and more so, becoming a selling point for any businesses that wishes to project a mature, solid reputation. This webinar series will break down key compliance concepts and give insights from local and global experts in the field on how to build up a world class compliance program. It will cover turning regulatory compliance into effective operations, understanding risk assessment and methodology, values and ethics, and specific topics of regulatory compliance such as financial crime prevention and data protection. Full series will be delivered by Lori Baker, Vice President- Legal & Head of Data Protection of DIFC Authority in participation with regulatory and compliance experts as co-speakers. Legal Professionals earn 4 CLPD Accredited Points. Financial Professionals and Compliance Officers can meet DFSA requirements.


DIFC Compliance Series 2022 - 2,000.00 AED
From : 05 Sep 2022 10:00 AM || To : 05 Oct 2022 12:00 PM

Comprised of five (5) webinars, the DIFC Compliance Series can be taken as one full program (2,000 AED) or as individual online course (400 AED).

For more information or to request for an assistance, please contact ACADEMY@difc.ae 


Building a Compliance Programme

September 5, 2022

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 8, 2022 

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 14, 2022

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, 2022

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, 2022

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 2022
Sep 05, 2022 10:00 AM -To- Oct 05, 2022 12:00 PM

DIFC Compliance Series 2022

In association with DIFC Authority- Legal Affairs

2 CLPD Accredited

For better website experience please use modern browsers like Chrome, FF or IE10+