Key Legal Aspects of E-commerce in KSA
On 26 July 2019, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“KSA”) issued its E-Commerce Law, promulgated by Royal Decree No. M/126 (Cabinet Decision No. 628/1440 (“E-Commerce Law”)). The E-Commerce Law aims to increase confidence in e-commerce transactions, provide consumers with necessary protection against fraud and misinformation and shall boost and develop e-commerce activities in KSA. This legal briefing shall provide an overview of the regulatory framework e-commerce businesses and online marketplaces selling goods or services to consumers in KSA should be aware of, such as laws regulating commercial activities, the processing of personal data, consumer protection and intellectual property.