Bahrain: Amendments to Electronic Communications and Transactions Law Approved

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Bahrain: Amendments to Electronic Communications and Transactions Law Approved

Al Watan, 17 November 2021: Bahrain’s King has approved amendments to the Kingdom’s Electronic Communications and Transactions Law.

Bahrain Law No. 29/2021 has been issued to this effect.

It amends Article 23(d) of Bahrain Decree-Law No. 54/2018.

It will state ‘d. For an unaccredited trust service provider, the person who has suffered damage has the burden of proving that the damage has been caused by the will or negligence of the service provider’.

The Prime Minister and the relevant ministers will be responsible for implementing it. It will be published in the Official Gazette and come into force the day after it is published.

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Marlé Van Sandwyk