Data Protection in Saudi

Although some surveys of privacy law suggest otherwise, privacy requirements do in fact exist in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)and are very relevant to companies operating there or seeking to provide services to customers in KSA.

Background

The paramount body of law in KSA is the Sharīʿah. The Sharīʿah is comprised of a collection of fundamental principles derived from a number of different sources, which include the Holy Qu’ran and the Sunnah, which are the witnessed sayings and