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The Saudi ICT regulator, CITC, was tasked with designing one of the first cloud-specific regulatory regimes in the world, to provide clarity to stakeholders and promote the adoption of cloud computing in the Kingdom.
Axon supported CITC in the creation of a regulatory regime for the provision of cloud infrastructures and services in Saudi Arabia. The regime’s main elements included a general cloud computing framework (setting out terms and conditions for the provision of such services) and a licensing scheme tailored to regulatory oversight requirements for different types of providers.
The novelty and complexity of the topic, and the diversity of the stakeholders and interests involved required a well-defined work strategy, as follows:
The project ended with a full regulatory regime (latest version available here), which provides clear and comprehensive rules for the provision of cloud computing services in Saudi Arabia.