• Part 5: Part 5: The QFC Authority

    • Article 19 - General Powers of the QFC Authority

      (1) The QFC Authority has such functions and powers as may be conferred or expressed to be conferred on it, by or under these Regulations.
      (2) Without limiting the generality of Article 19(1), such powers and functions of the QFC Authority include the powers and functions, so far as are reasonably practicable, to:
      (A) access Personal Data processed by Data Controllers or Data Processors;
      (B) collect all the information necessary for the performance of its supervisory duties;
      (C) prescribe forms to be used for any of the purposes of these Regulations;
      (D) issue warnings or admonishments and make recommendations to Data Controllers; and
      (E) bring contraventions of these Regulations to the attention of the Tribunal.

    • Article 20 - Production of information

      (1) The QFC Authority may require a Data Controller by written notice to:
      (A) give specified information; and
      (B) produce specified documents
      which relate to the Processing of Personal Data.
      (2) The Data Controller in respect of whom a requirement is made pursuant to Article 20(1) shall comply with that requirement.

    • Article 21 - Power to make Rules

      (1) The QFC Authority may make Rules in respect of any matters related to the Processing of Personal Data and the regulation of Data Controllers.
      (2) In particular, the QFC Authority when exercising the power in Article 21(1) may make Rules in respect of:
      (A) forms, procedures and requirements under these Regulations;
      (B) the keeping of the register of notifications; and
      (C) the conduct of the QFC Authority and its officers, employees and agents in relation to the exercise of powers and performance of functions.
      (3) Where any Rules made for the purpose of these Regulations purport to be made in exercise of a particular power or powers, it shall be taken also to be made in the exercise of all powers under which it may be made.