Compliance and Data Protection Department

The Compliance and Data Protection (CDP), a department of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) and the Government of the State of Qatar, is recognized as the entity responsible for ensuring compliance with the National Information Security Compliance Framework (NISCF) and issuing certification in relation to the frameworks compliance schemes. CDP is also entrusted to validate the competence and integrity of Service Provider organizations providing services relating to the NISCF Service Areas and to provide recommendation in relation to an application for accreditation in relation to the NISCF Service Areas.

The mandate of  MOTC, which empowers CDP, is set within Emiri Decree No. 16 of 2014 amended by Emiri Decree No. 8 of 2016. It is this mandate, and through the decision of the Cabinet - decision No. (26) of 2018, the empowerment provides the authority to supervise, regulate and develop the sector of Information and Communications Technology in the State of Qatar.