|OVERVIEW||Like many countries in the Middle East, Qatar has limited privacy and data protection laws.|
|GENERAL PRIVACY LAWS||
No general laws regulating data privacy and protection.
The Constitution prohibits arbitrary interference with an individual’s privacy and family life.
|PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION LAWS AND REGULATIONS||No comprehensive laws related to personal data.|
|TYPE OF DATA PROTECTED||N/A|
|WORKPLACE PRIVACY LAWS||No laws specifically related to workplace monitoring.|
|TRANSBORDER TRANSFERS||No legislation specifically related to transborder transfers of personal data.|
|FINES AND SANCTIONS||N/A|
|OTHER PRIVACY LAWS AND REGULATIONS||No specific legislation on data protection and privacy. There are numerous laws that provide some degree of privacy protection. For example: Telecommunications service providers are also required to operate with “due regard for the privacy rights of their customers” under Article (52) of the Telecommunications Law. The service providers are required to protect information and any data related to customers or their communications. This Article also guards against the misuse of customer data by prohibiting service providers from collecting, using, retaining or advertising any customer information unless consent has been obtained or as permitted by law.|