Nada Ihab

Nada Ihab supports various campaigns in the MEALA region, analyses and reports on policy trends and regulatory roadblocks for disruptive technologies.

Access Alert: Saudi Arabia Seeking Public-Private Partnership Support for Tech Leadership

Access Alert: Saudi Arabia Seeking Public-Private Partnership Support for Tech Leadership

On 24 August, the Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) hosted the Digital Technology Forum in Riyadh. The panel...

9 Sep 2021 Opinion
Access Alert: Introducing Saudi Arabia’s E-Government Regulatory Framework

Access Alert: Introducing Saudi Arabia’s E-Government Regulatory Framework

On Sunday 1st of August, the recently established Saudi Digital Government Authority (DGA) issued the Kingdom’s E-Government Regulatory Framework. This...

3 Aug 2021 Opinion
Access Alert | Kuwait’s First Comprehensive Data Privacy Protection Regulation  

Access Alert | Kuwait’s First Comprehensive Data Privacy Protection Regulation  

Kuwait’s Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) has recently drafted Kuwait’s first comprehensive Data Privacy Protection Regulation (the Regulation). This new Regulation seeks to address an important regulatory gap in...

2 Jul 2021 Opinion
FinTech Growth in Emerging Markets: Key Lessons from Industry Leaders

FinTech Growth in Emerging Markets: Key Lessons from Industry Leaders

The benefits of successful digital transformation can be enormous for national economies and companies in today’s hyper-competitive global markets. Against...

23 Mar 2021 Reports
Access Alert: Saudi Arabia’s New Digital Government Authority

Access Alert: Saudi Arabia’s New Digital Government Authority

On March 10th, Saudi Arabia’s Cabinet headed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al...

11 Mar 2021 Opinion
Introducing the Digital Cooperation Organization: Towards a Common Digital Market in the Middle East?

Introducing the Digital Cooperation Organization: Towards a Common Digital Market in the Middle East?

In November 2020, senior government officials from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain, Kuwait and Pakistan announced the launch of the Digital...

8 Mar 2021 Opinion
Access Alert: Oman Opens Public Consultation on Data Centres and Cloud Computing

Access Alert: Oman Opens Public Consultation on Data Centres and Cloud Computing

Over the past few years, the Sultanate of Oman has proactively launched several digital transformation initiatives in a bid to...

5 Mar 2021 Opinion
Access Alert: CITC White Paper on Cloud Computing

Access Alert: CITC White Paper on Cloud Computing

Organizations and governments in the Middle East are no longer aiming to lead on a regional level only – they...

19 Jan 2021 Opinion