Oman creates new department to regulate e-commerce and guard against fraud

Move designed to boost confidence in e-commerce sector in the sultanate
Oman creates new department to regulate e-commerce and guard against fraud
The department will also develop programmes with government agencies in produce policies and procedures related to data security and protection.
By Gavin Gibbon
Tue 10 Sep 2019 08:55 AM

A department is to be created by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) in Oman to regulate e-commerce activities and protect against fraud.

The department will develop and regulate the eCommerce sector and monitor the latest developments, according to a statement on the Oman News Agency website.

The department will also help customers from falling for fake sites and encourage small medium and large enterprises to promote their products online.

It is hoped the move will increase confidence in the e-commerce sector and improve reliability in transactions within the sultanate.

The department will also develop programmes with government agencies in produce policies and procedures related to data security and protection.

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