Royal Decree

Royal Decree 6/2022 Promulgating the Personal Data Protection Law

2022/6 6/2022


We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

the Electronic Transactions Law promulgated by Royal Decree 69/2008,

and Royal‌ ‌Decree‌ ‌64/2020‌ ‌Establishing‌ ‌the‌ ‌Cyber‌ ‌Defence‌ ‌Centre‌ ‌and‌ ‌Promulgating‌ ‌Its‌ ‌System‌,

and after presentation to Majlis Oman,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The attached Personal Data Protection Law shall apply.

Article II

The Minister of Transport, Communications, and Information Technology shall issue the executive regulation of the attached law and shall also issue the necessary decisions for implementing its provisions, and until they are issued, the existing regulations and decisions continue to operate to the degree that they do not contradict with it.

Article III

Chapter seven of the aforementioned Electronic Transactions Law is hereby repealed, as well as all that is contrary to the attached law or in conflict with its provisions.

Article IV

This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force after the lapse of one year from the date of its issuance.

Issued on: 7 Rajab 1443
Corresponding to: 9 February 2022

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1429 issued on 13 February 2022.

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