Muscat, Dr. Ali bin Saud al-Bimani, Vice
Chancellor of Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) received in his office
Eva Skornickova, Data Protection and IT Security Compliance Advisor
based in Prague, Czech Republic.
Discussions were held on administration, research and services
issues related to data protection and cyber security.
The two sides addressed contemporary challenges and issues
related to data protection and security faced by companies,
educational institutions and government organisations in the era of
Skornickova underscored the need for strict government
regulations and a centralised authority to implement proper data
protection and security.
The two sides felt that it is imperative for organisations to
understand their sensitive data risk, where the data is, how it is being
used, where it is going, its value and how it is protected. They agreed
on establishing cooperation in areas of mutual interest. The
cooperation will be activated through the Centre for Information
Systems at SQU and will be expanded to the relevant academic
departments and units.
The meeting was attended by representatives from the Centre
for Information Systems, Information and Communication Research
Centre, and researchers from the Information Systems Department of
the College of Economics and Political Science at SQU.
Source: Oman News Agency