Qatar University colleges of Law (LAWC) and Engineering (CENG) launched their upcoming international conference on “Law and Digital Age” at a press conference.
Details of the conference to be held from February 19 to 20 were outlined by LAWC dean Dr Mohamed Abdulaziz al-Khulaifi, CENG dean Dr Khalifa al-Khalifa, and Kindi for computing research director Dr Noora Fetais in the presence of Ooredoo Qatar chief operating officer Yousuf Abdullah al-Kubaisi, director of communications and public relations Manar Khalifa al-Muraikhi and sponsorship manager Moza Khalid al-Muhannadi.
Organised under the patronage of HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti 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.
The event’s 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 al-Khulaifi 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.”
Dr al-Khalifa 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.”
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