The Premier chairs the Cabinet session in the presence of the Crown Prince
Manama: Tough new laws to protect people’s privacy may soon be enacted.
They could include a clamp on the posting of photos and videos on social media sites.
The issue was on the agenda of the cabinet meeting, chaired yesterday by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa.
His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier attended.
Under a memo submitted by the Interior Minister, posting pictures or video recordings violating people’s privacy would be incrminalised
The memo proposed the amendment of the article 40 of decree law 15 of 1976 on the promulgation of the penal law.
The proposed amendment would tough legal measures for any misuse of social media or any other media outlet, amounting to an invasion of persons’ privacy.
The proposed amended law was referred to the ministerial committee for legal affairs to be scrutinized.
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