Muscat: Majlis Al Shura on Monday referred to the State Council a draft law on the protection of personal data, which was referred by the Council of Ministers.
This step came after extensive discussions on some of the articles that dealt with the amendments made by the Legislative and Legal Committee and focused on the compatibility of this draft law with a number of relevant law and regulations.
This came during the 8th regular session of the 1st annual sitting (2019/2020) of the 9th term (2019-2023) which was held under the chairmanship of Khalid bin Hilal Al Ma'awali, Chairman of Majlis
Yaqoub bin Mohammad Al-Harthy, member of the Legislative and Legal Committee and its rapporteur at the session, reviewed articles of the draft law, and responded to the comments and inquiries submitted by members of Majlis Al Shura, especially those inquiries related to the rights of the owner of personal data and the penalties that the law has included for violators of its articles.
The draft law on the protection of personal data is a continuation of the electronic legislative system in the Sultanate that started with the Electronic Transactions Law and the Cyber Crime Law. It is a legal framework that regulates the protection of personal data processed electronically during its collection, storage or processing. It provides protection in light of the requirements for the transformation towards e-government.
Majlis Al Shura will resume the discussion of its agenda today(Tuesday).