The government is set to enact the Information Privacy Protection Law “very soon” that will enable residents to protect their personal data rights, a senior official said yesterday. The draft law protects personal information that has been collected or processed electronically, or by combining electronic and “traditional” processing. Once the law is enacted in Qatar, no person or organisation will be able to use personal data or information without prior consent of the concerned individual or organisation in any form.

The draft law was approved by the State Cabinet in January this year and it is likely it will be enforced before the end of this year

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