Oman’s New Personal Data Protection law contributes a legislative environment

Personal Data Protection law issued by Royal Decree 6/2022

Muscat: The issuance of the Personal Data Protection Law contributes to creating a legislative environment that protects personal data and enables a thriving digital economy

Personal Data: A data which makes a person identifiable, directly or indirectly by returning to data examples such as name, Civil number, electronic usernames, and geographical information.


Creating a legislative environment that protects the personal data of individuals.

Attracting foreign investment in digital economy

Contribute to creative a data-driven digital economy

Educate individuals and institutions about the importance of personal data

Prevent the misuse of personal data.

Law principles and fundamentals

Reporting – Notifying the data owner when their data is collected

Determining the use (purpose) – The use of the data for its intended purpose.

Confidentiality – Ensuring the confidentiality of data and not revealing it without the consent of the person from whom it was collected

Security – Ensure that data is kept safe from potential breached.

Disclosure – Informing the data owner of the entity that requested his/her data.

The right of access – enabling Data owner to the access, update, delete the collected data.

Responsibility – The entity responsible for collecting and processing the data in case it violated the previous principles.

Examples of personal data

Name , Civil number, address, personal health information

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