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Thursday, November 8, 2018

An “Ugly” New Data Protection Law in Lebanon

Last month, the Lebanese parliament passed the Electronic Transactions and Personal Data Law (E-Transactions Law), which was initially introduced in 2004 for the purpose of regulating online commerce. The law contains outdated and ineffective protections for personal data of Lebanese citizens and does not reflect any of the recent advancements in data privacy law.

SMEX is organizing a session to discuss the Electronic Transactions and Personal Data Law 
at Masaha on November 13. The session will discuss the history of the E-Transactions Law, highlight the weak legal framework regarding personal data protection in Lebanon, and discuss what can be done to change the culture around the right to privacy.