Home / Kuwait cracks down on immoral Web browsing

Kuwait cracks down on immoral Web browsing

Kuwait's Ministry of Communication has insisted that all internet service providers in the Emirate develop content monitoring processes within the next two months.

Kuwait’s unrestricted access to the Internet is about to be overhauled. The Emirate, which until now has resisted installing content-blocking proxy servers, will make filtering of “materials that are against Islamic Sharia principles” mandatory for Kuwait’s ISPs, according to Hamad Khajah, undersecretary of the Ministry of Communication.

Khajah told Kuwait News Agency that ISPs have two months to put content monitoring processes in place, or face stiff penalties. Those penalties could include licenses to operate being revoked, he warned.

Follow us to get the most comprehensive technology news in UAE delivered fresh from our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and listen to our Weekly Podcast. Click here to sign up for our weekly newsletter on curated technology news in the Middle East and Worldwide.

REGISTER NOW | Webinar Event | Security you can bank on – Safeguarding the Middle East’s financial sector

Presented in partnership with security and network specialist Cybereason, the second in the three part webinar series will bring together a panel of experts to discuss how banks and financial institutions are evolving their service offering while simultaneously staying one step ahead of the cyber criminals who seek to bring their operations crashing to the ground.