BLOGS UNDER OMAN ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS LAW 2008

On May 18, 2008, the Electronic Transactions Law 69/2008 of the Sultanate of Oman was issued by His Majesty’s Royal Decree. This is the first law passed to regulate electronic transactions in Oman. Secretary General of Oman's National Economy Ministry and Chairman of the Information Technology Authority (ITA), Mohammad Al-Khussaibi, held that the Electronic Transactions Law "is the start of a new era in Oman, where a truly e-enabled society evolves in the realization of the digital society in the Sultanate." This article provides information on Oman's Electronic Transactions Law and its application to blogging activities.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What Areas Does the New Law Cover?
What is a “Network Agent” Under the Law?
What is the Legal Import of a Website Being Defined as a Network Agent Under the ETL?
How is the Protection of Personal Data on Omani Websites?

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