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Name: Law No. 37 of 2014 Regulating Information and Communication Technologies.
Country: Kuwait
Subject(s): Transport and communication workers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2014-05-18
Entry into force:
ISN: KWT-2014-L-99822
Bibliography: Legislation online in Arabic Legislation online in Arabic Eastlaws Database, Cario, Egypt (consulted on 2015-08-12)
Abstract/Citation: The Law establishes a Commission for Mass Communications and Information Technology (CMCIT), as an independent body under the supervision of the communications minister with broad discretionary powers to grant or rescind licenses to companies that provide Internet cable, satellite, and land and wireless phone connections. The law imposes harsh penalties on people who create or send "immoral" messages, and gives unspecified authorities the power to suspend communication services on national security grounds. Any communication service provider that "contributes" to the dissemination of messages that violate these vague standards can be punished.
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