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Sunday, 12 November 2017

Data protection bill might ban e-marketing messages

A draft data protection law is currently being reviewed by committee in the House of Representatives, Soliman, Hashish & Partners’ Mohamed Hashish writes in Lexology. “According to the proposed Draft Data Protection Law, a number of disclosure requirements shall be made as well as a prior explicit approval from the person owning the data shall be obtained before proceeding with the processing of such data. However, even after meeting the said requirements and obtaining the said approval, the said person will still have the right, in certain cases, to postpone, correct, remove or disable any access to his personal data that is subject of the pre-approved data processing. The Draft Data Protection Law proposes also that any direct or indirect marketing e-messages using any personal data shall be prohibited unless a prior approval is obtained,” Hashish writes.

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