1. The United Arabic Emirates (UAE) is working on updating the cybercrime law, in order to cover legal loopholes.


The first regional IPR and Cybercrime Conference was held in Jordan. It was discussed a greater cooperation between the Arab League towards towards the drafting of new laws. The meetings recommended several initiatives for governments and private industry, including establishing specialized cybercrime courts and enacting new laws for the protection of users and private industry.

The League of Arab States was established in 1945 and has 22 member states.

Several countries in the region have adopted cybercrime legislation, such as Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and United Arabic Emirates (UEA). UEA was the first country in the region that adopted legislation, with the Cyber-Crime Law no 2, in February 2006.

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) involving Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arabic Emirates, has at a conference in June 2007 recommended that the GCC countries make a treaty on cyber crimes.

An ITU Regional Workshop for Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) and Cybersecurity Forensics Workshop was held in Doha in February 2008. The Workshop stressed the importance of reviewing national cybercrime legislation to address threats in cyberspace, and develop appropriate tools to combat cyber attacks.

The Secretary General is Amre M Moussa