RIYADH – September 18, 2017 – The Kingdom’s policy is to enable internet users in the country to have access to all websites, services and applications. However, there are appropriate legal measures in place against content which violate the laws of the country – such as pornography, gambling sites, those which have children exploitation material, or offences against religion.
The Kingdom makes every effort to ensure that website publishers and internet users understand when content is in violation of the law. Users are clearly and transparently notified that they have been denied access to websites which have been blocked, whenever technically possible. The Kingdom strongly supports the growth of internet services in the country, for the benefit of our economic growth and to create jobs. At the same time, it takes every possible measure to ensure that internet users and content publishers comply with the laws of the country.
The Kingdom respects the principles of freedom of the press and freedom of information, as well as diversity of media.