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ProjTitle.icon Article 1: Definitions

The following words and phrases, wherever mentioned herein, shall have the meanings ascribed thereto, unless the context requires otherwise:

Law: Global Digital Content Safe Harbor Law

CST: Communications, Space and Technology Commission.

Board: CST's Board of Directors.

Minister: Minister of Communications & Information Technology (MCIT)

Regulatory decisions: Decisions issued by CST that include rules, provisions, requirements, stipulations, procedures, controls, or standards, which are issued by the Board or its delegate, or directive decisions or binding orders regarding a dispute, situation, or incident; With the aim of complying with or abstaining from practicing a specific activity, or any regulatory decisions, regulatory policies, or any other regulatory framework issued by CST through rules that have a binding nature; With the aim of organizing a related issue.

Telecommunication: Any transmission or reception, between persons or things, of signs, written messages, images, sounds or information of any kind via wired or wireless systems.

Telecommunication network: System(s) used to transmit any kind of communications by using electric, magnetic, electromagnetic or other energy. Whether the telecommunication network is public, local or international, to provide general telecommunication and information technology service, or the telecommunication network is private and not linked to a public telecommunication network, to provide communications and information technology service in specific areas.

Information Technology (IT): Technologies, software, systems, networks, and related processes used to create, collect, obtain, process, store or analyze data or information, including telecommunications and information technology applications, and does not include data or information per se.

Data Center: Any building or place designated for central accommodation, interconnection, and operation of the telecommunications or information technology network or their equipment, including all facilities, infrastructure, and devices necessary for them and necessary for energy distribution and environmental control, in addition to all levels of flexibility and security necessary to provide intermediate services.

IT Infrastructure: A physical system (or systems), including a data center, used to provide services related to a telecommunications network, IT, or both.

Digital content: Any digital content located, stored or distributed in the telecommunications network or IT infrastructure, in any form or manner, and which can be created, handled or accessed through the same.

Intermediate service: Hosting, processing, storing, transferring, or transiting global digital content outside the Kingdom, or enabling access thereto through the telecommunications network or IT infrastructure.

Intermediary service provider: Provider of any intermediary service or related service, who is qualified by CST

Prequalification: CST verification in advance the availability of specific requirements with the intermediary service provider for the purposes of implementing this Law.

User: A person, of a natural or legal capacity, who/which uses any of the intermediary services or services related thereto, including digital content platforms.

Committee: Committee for Reviewing Violations of the Law

Processing: Any process performed on digital content by any means, whether manual or automated, including: Operations of collection, recording, preservation, indexing, arrangement, coordination, storage, modification, updating, merging, retrieval, use, disclosure, transmission, publication, data sharing or interconnection, blocking, erasure, and destruction.

Content transfer: Transferring digital content from one place to another for processing​


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