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Qatar: Draft Privacy Law

August 17, 2011

ictQatar is now working with stakeholders to develop a legal framework to protect the privacy of personal information, which is critical to the healthy development of Qatar’s ICT sector. This framework, targeted for completion by the end of 2011, will set the minimum level of privacy protection required for all sectors, including finance, education, health, and law enforcement. The framework will draw upon international best practices, while being innovative and forward looking in its approach.

According to the draft law, breaching the new privacy standards will lead to a prison sentence of up to two years, in addition to a fine of up to QR300, 000 (around USD 81 000).

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