Electronic Transactions & Signatures

  • Prime Minister’s Decision No. (36) of 2018  (PDF, 132KB, 4 pages, Arabic only) regulating technical requirements for sending, receiving, and updating electronic records and signatures for public entities.
    The decision includes a set of technical requirements that government agencies must observe in electronic transactions, whether from within the Kingdom of Bahrain or abroad.
  • Decree No. (54) of 2018 (PDF, 210KB, 20 pages, Arabic only) issuing the Law on Electronic Communications and Transactions.
    This law updates a repealed law and expands the range of transactions that may be carried out electronically. It also creates an advanced and safe business environment for Internet transactions, in line with current technology and legal trends.
  • Law No. (1) of 2020 (PDF, 23.1MB, 107 pages, Arabic only) approving the accession of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts.
    The decision approved the Kingdom’s accession to the UN Convention, which was drawn up in New York on November 23, 2005.
  • Decree No. (45) of 2021 (PDF, 81KB, 1 page, Arabic only) naming the administrative authority competent in the Law of Electronic Communications and Transactions issued by Decree No. (54) of 2018.
    This decree named the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) as an administrative body competent in the law of electronic communications and transactions.
  • Decree No. (55) of 2018 (PDF, 150KB, 8 pages, Arabic only) regarding negotiable electronic records.
    The provisions of this law apply to negotiable electronic records, including the conditions that must be met for the recognition of these records and their legal implications.

Content Last Updated: 27 Aug, 2023

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