13 Feb 2018 - 1:23
QU meet to discuss legal challenges in digital age
DOHA: Qatar University colleges of Law (LAWC) and Engineering (CENG) yesterday announced an international conference on ‘Law and Digital Age’ to highlight the fast development and legal challenges in the field of digital technology and to find ways to develop the country’s legal system.
Details of the two-day conference to be held on February 19 and 20 were announced during a press conference at Qatar University.
Organised under the patronage of H E Jasim bin Saif Al Sulaiti, Minister of Transport and Communications, and sponsored by Ooredoo Qatar, the conference aims to highlight the fast development and legal challenges in the field of digital technology and to find ways to develop the country’s legal system.
It also aims to underline the effectiveness of legal regulations to solve these issues and challenges and the necessity to propose legislative and technical approaches that keep with the fast technological and technical development in the area of information and communication technology.
Dr Mohamed Abdulaziz Al Khulaifi, Dean of LAWC, said, “This conference comes at a time when the world is undergoing a fast technological and technical development in the area of information and communication technology. This has resulted in the emergence of a new life which totally dependent on modern technologies and which requires a legal control. This conference will contribute to providing efficient approaches to face the legal challenges in the digital world and to specify the legislative, judicial and administrative needs at the local, regional and international levels.”
The conference programme includes five sessions titled “The latest developments in electronic transactions”, “The rights of digital world and the fight against cyber terrorism”, “The new trends to fight electronic terrorism and ensure cyber security”, “Data and privacy protection in the digital age”, and “Electronic means in the resolution of disputes.”
Dr Khalifa Al Khalifa, Dean of CENG, said, “Through participating in this conference, we strive to add value to the field of digital age and cyber security research at a time when we are facing huge challenges in this field at the governmental, institutional and individual levels.”
Dr Noora Fetais, Director, KINDI centre for Computing Research, together with Yousuf Abdullah Al Kubaisi, Chief Operating Officer, Ooredoo Qatar; Manar Khalifa Al Muraikhi, Director of Communications and Public Relations and Moza Khalid Al Muhannadi, Sponsorship Manager and several other officials were also present during the press conference.