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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Proposed Cyber Crimes Act introduced in House yesterday

LEGISLATION WATCH- The Ismail cabinet introduced its proposed Cyber Crimes Act to the House yesterday, Al Shorouk reports. A number of MPs have noted (approvingly, we add) that the law would make it easier to run surveillance of social media, but would oblige the security and policy services to seek authorization before tracking any one specific individual. The Cyber Crimes Act will expand the definition of online crime to include “spreading false news on Egypt,” which will apply to all media outlets.

Cabinet has also introduced amendments to the Traffic Act.

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