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Regulators and Key Policy Stakeholders

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

Encourages fair competition in the telecommunications field by regulating the market and formulating technical standards.

Ministry of Telecommunications

Responsible for formulating, monitoring, enforcing laws and regulations related to the telecommunications industry.

Ministry of Economy and Trade

Responsible for the administration of Lebanon economic affairs, regulating trade and protecting consumers.

Ministry of Culture

Charged with developing the knowledge economy and promoting creativity, research and productivity.

National Computer Emergency Response Team

In the process of being built by the TRA, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and other relevant actors in order to mitigate and respond to cyber security incidents.

Ministry of Information

Manages state media to inform the public of government policies and disseminate reliable information from the government. Also responsible for issuing guidelines for media outlets. 

National Council for Scientific Research – Lebanon (CNRS-L)

Advises government and society on the impact and repercussions of the rapid progress in the application of science and technology. Formulated the five-year Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) in 2006 to enhance and diversify input in economic activities. 

Cyber Crime and Intellectual Property Rights Bureau

Established by the Internal Security Forces in 2006 to strengthen online security and combat cybercrime in Lebanon. Focuses on addressing identity theft, money laundering and child pornography, as well as online defamation, libel and slander complaints.

National ICT Policies

TRA Strategic Plan

Sets out the objectives of the TRA, focusing on liberalizing mobile and broadband services and calls for the development of a regulatory framework.

Liberalization Roadmap

Sets objectives for the liberalization of the telecommunications sector including plans to privatize two state-owned mobile network assets and issue two twenty-year mobile licenses for the provision of mobile services.

Lebanon 2020 Digital Telecom Vision

Five-year plan that encourages technological development and positions Lebanon toward becoming a regional ICT leader.


Lebanon National Cyber Security Strategy

Establishes framework to build a secure and stable cyberspace, both within the national territory and in international exchanges, and defines responsibilities of National Agency and Coordinator for Cyber Security.

Digital Economy regulations

Online Content Laws

Provides framework for governing and liberalizing the telecommunications services sector and sets rules for transferring services to the private sector. Also bans the use of VoIPs and empowers to the Government to shutdown the internet. 

Data Privacy Laws

Equates e-signatures and e-documents with paper-based signatures and documents and addresses requirements for collection, processing or use of personal data, including prior declaration to the Ministry of Economy and Trade.

Gives citizens the right to request information, including decisions, statistics, and contracts, from all government bodies and public institutions and to receive a response within 15 days.


Emerging Tech Laws

Requires all banks to register with the Banque du Liban in order to provide electronic financial and banking operations and sets limits on transfers and transactions.  

Injected $400 million into the Lebanese enterprise market and guarantees 75% of banks’ investments in the knowledge economy through direct startup equity investment or indirect startup support entities.