Qatar: Transport and Communications Ministry has announced it has published the guidelines to Qatar Law No. 13/2016 (the Personal Data Privacy Protection Law)
The Compliance and Data Protection Department of Qatar’s Transport and Communications Ministry has announced it has published the guidelines to Qatar Law No. 13/2016 (the Personal Data Privacy Protection Law). They provide a set of guidelines, controls, assistance tools, checklists and templates for regulated entities covered by the Law to support compliance with it. They also include guidance for individuals to be more aware of their rights and responsibilities under the Law. Regulated entities should refer to them and adapt according to their individual role either as data processor or data controller, without prejudice to the Law to avoid liability. They were issued on Data Privacy Day. They are aimed at helping individuals, regulated entities and stakeholders understand their respective responsibilities, rights and practices under the Law. They have also been introduced as part of efforts to implement the Law.