As the technology infrastructure in Qatar becomes increasingly sophisticated, more companies are beginning to take a closer look at the issue of data protection. This article considers the legislative provisions governing data protection in Qatar.
Presently Qatar does not have a single body of legislation that specifically addresses matters of data protection. Rather, Qatar’s data protection and privacy regime is comprised of a variety of provisions found in other laws including the Qatari Penal Code, the Qatari Trade Secrets Law, the Qatari Constitution, the Qatari Telecommunications Law, the Qatari Labour Law, the banking regulations issued by the Qatar Central Bank, and most recently the Qatari E-Commerce Law.
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