Qatar to set internet policy

28 February 2009

ictQatar has announced it is in the process of developing a policy for governing internet services and is set to launch an online consultation seeking the public's opinion on how internet services within Qatar should be kept safe and secure, The Peninsula has reported. The policy covers filtering of internet content and how filtering errors will be rectified; what type of content can be hosted on servers; what type of data will need to be retained for law enforcement purposes; user identification and anonymity; public Internet access and hotspot security; ISP resiliency and protection; handling of malicious activity and national incident management.

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