Riyadh Al-Balushi is a lawyer who specialises in internet law and intellectual property. He was responsible for drafting the Omani Open Government Licence and was the project lead for the official translation of the latest version of the Creative Commons international suite of licences to the Arabic language. Riyadh also acted as a researcher and reviewer for the evaluation of the state of open data in several Arab countries on the International Open Data Index and the Open Data Barometer. He was a member of the advisory board for the Internet Legislation Atlas created by Hivos International and was a member of the team responsible for drafting the GCC Cybercrime Law.