New Omani Cloud Computing Policy Supports Open Data

The Ministry of Transport, Communications, and Information Technology issued, at the beginning of June 2021, a new policy on cloud computing. The objective of this policy is to regulate the government’s use of cloud computing services by setting classification, security, and administrative requirements.

From an open data perspective, this policy positively encourages the release of open data as it recognises data as a strategic state asset and requires government entities to establish a distinct category of open/public data in addition to the four classifications set out in the classification law.

You can view the Arabic version of the policy at this link.