Qatar eyes new cybercrime, data privacy laws

To help counter the rising number of online attacks in Qatar, the country is working on passing a new law on cyber crime.

The Critical Infrastructure Information Protection law, which awaits Cabinet approval, takes into account international and regional regulations on cyber crime, Brigadier Hamad Ahmed Al Mohanadi, Director of Legal Affairs for the Ministry of Interior, told Al Sharq.

He didn’t going into specifics, but Qatar Today reports that the legislation will focus on protecting key systems in the country, including power grids, oil and gas production, financial transactions, healthcare and government operations.