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Bahrain Business Laws | Law of Providing Cloud Computing Services to Foreign Parties

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Law of Providing Cloud Computing
Services to Foreign Parties

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Legislative Decree No. 56 of 2018
In Respect of Providing Cloud Computing Services to Foreign Parties
We, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa,

King of the Kingdom of Bahrain,

Having perused the Constitution, particularly Section 38 thereof;
The Civil and Commercial Procedure Law promulgated by Legislative Decree No. 12 of 1971 (as amended);
The Law of Evidence in Civil and Commercial Matters promulgated by Legislative Decree No. 14 of 1996 (as
amended);
The Judicial Authority Law promulgated by Legislative Decree No. 42 of 2002 (as amended);
The Criminal Procedure Law promulgated by Legislative Decree No. 46 of 2002 (as amended);
Law No. 60 of 2014 in respect of Information Technology Crimes;
Law No. 6 of 2015 in respect of Conflict of Laws in Civil and Commercial Matters Involving a Foreign Element;
Law No. 2 of 2017 Ratifying the Arab Convention for Combatting Information Technology Crimes;
Data Protection Law Promulgated by Law No. 30 of 2018;
Upon tabling by the Prime Minister; and
Upon approval of the Council of Ministers;

We decreed the following:
Section 1
Definitions
For the purposes of this law, the following words and expressions shall have the meaning assigned opposite each
unless the context requires otherwise:
a. ‘Kingdom’ means the Kingdom of Bahrain;
b. ‘Cloud Computing’ means a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared
pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can
be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or Service Provider interaction.

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