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Law: There is no general data protection law.

Regulator: There is no general data protection authority.

Summary: Somalia currently does not have a data protection legislation into force even though several public bodies, including, the Somalia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Federal Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and Technology, and the Minister of Commerce and Industry, have suggested the creation of a privacy legislation to the Cabinet of Federal Government of Somalia. There are, however, sectoral data protection provisions in, for example, the telecommunications sector. The Federal Republic of Somalia National Communications Law of 2 October 2017 aims at regulating the telecommunications services in order to, among other things, protect the confidentiality and privacy of communications. Financial institutions are likewise subject to the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act, 2016 and related regulations, which set out relatively extensive provisions for customer due diligence, record-keeping, and identity verification processes.