The Ministry of Interior (MoI) is set to launch a wide-scale media campaign on January 12th to promote the cybercrime law, a senior security official said on Wednesday.
The MoI's media campaign is mainly intended to make the largest number of society categories familiar with the contents of the law, General Director of the MoI's Public Relations and Security Media Department Brig. Adel Al-Hashash said in a press statement.
Under the law, anyone who gets illegal access to computers, information systems or networks shall be jailed for up to six months and fined KD 500-2,000, or be punished by one of these penalties only, he elaborated.
If this illegal access results in cancelling, deleting, destroying, changing or republishing data or information, then the penalty shall be to two years in prison and KD 2,000-5,000 in fine or by one of both penalties only, he added.
In case this is related to personal data or information, the violator will be punished by up to three years in prison and fined KD 3,000-10,000, or by one of both penalties only, he pointed out.
If anyone forges, damages or destroys an electronic system or website, he or she shall face a three-year imprisonment and KD-3,000-10,000 fine, or by one of these penalties only, the security official added.
And if anyone creates a website for a terrorist organization or a terrorist for posting information on how to make bombs or explosives, he or she shall be punished by up to 10 years in jail and fined between KD 20,000 and 50,000, or by one of both penalties only, Al-Hashash noted.