Omani Personal Data Protection Law is Finally Out

The first-ever data protection law in Oman was published in the Official Gazette this very morning. The Omani law appears to be a standard data protection law that distinguishes between data controllers and data processors, grants data subjects a set of rights including the right to access data and delete it, requires certain entities to appoint a data protection officer, and imposes very severe financial penalties.

The full text of the law is available in Arabic on this link and in English on this link.

We will publish more updates on this new law in the upcoming days.