A Holistic View On The Opportunities and Risks Faced by Saudi Arabia Government in Their Adoption Of The New Law Regulating Electronic Privacy and Data Protection

Conference: WIAR '2012 - National Workshop on Information Assurance Research
04/18/2012 at Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Proceedings: WIAR '2012

Pages: 7Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Alharbi, Ibraheem M.; Zyngier, Suzanne (School of Management, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia)

The increasing use of personal information in Internet-based applications has created privacy concerns worldwide, especially in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where there is no uniform e-Privacy Act. The following research aims to present a holistic view on the opportunities and risks faced by Saudi organizations and citizens in their adoption of the e-Privacy Act. This paper is a response to the request of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for public consultation in connection with the proposed law regulating electronic privacy and data protection, the e-Privacy Act.