A senior Omani academic at a private university in Oman claimed on social media that his contract with the university was not renewed for another year because of a post he wrote on Facebook criticising the failure of the university to pay its staff on time.
Oman has had plans to issue a data protection law for many years now, but the law remains a draft without a clear indication of when it will be promulgated.
The collage artwork of Greek artist Kostis Grivakis has taken the Omani Internet by storm, but unfortunately the legality of his artwork is questionable under Omani copyright law.
Earlier this year, the UAE National Media Council issued regulations that require social media influencers and website owners to acquire a licence if they use their online activities in a commercial manner.
The Omani government is putting more effort into its open data initiatives, and we now have some interesting use cases that are worthy of highlighting in this field.