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Bahrain to introduce new privacy laws to fight cybercrime

Rules to target online abuse conducted through social media websites

Bahrain to introduce new privacy laws to fight cybercrime

Bahrain is likely to introduce laws that help fight cybercrime and protect the public’s privacy online.

The new law will specially target social media misuse, according to Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa at the Cabinet’s weekly meeting on Monday, reported Gulf Daily News.

Al Khalifa said the cabinet would work on acquiring approval of the law from concerned authorities in order to quickly avoid future privacy violations.

Bahrain had introduced a new cyber law in 2015 in a bit to decrease crimes by establishing penalties including fines of up to $265,000 (BD 100,000) and possible jail time.