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Survey Answer:

The Qatari Constitution provides that the sanctity of human privacy is inviolable and that no interference into the privacy of a person is permitted except as allowed under law. Law No.22 of 2004 (the Civil Code) provides for compensation due to wrongdoing causing moral loss.
Law No. 14 of 2004 (the Labour Law) sets out specific data retention requirements (e.g. the employer must maintain a file for each employee for at least one year after end of service and the employer must maintain certain registers of employees, salaries etc). However, the Labour Law does not impose any specific data protection obligations on an employer regarding em-ployee data.
Pursuant to Law No. 11 of 2004 (the Penal Code), it is an offence to disclose secret or confidential information entrusted to an individual by virtue of his or her position or job whether the information is used for the individual’s own benefit or for the benefit of a third party, unless the concerned party’s approval is obtained.

Provided By:
Roberto Lusardi: Al Tamimi & Company