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An “Ugly” New Data Protection Law in Lebanon

The English translation of Chapter 5 of the E-Transactions Law concerning the processing of personal data can be found at the end of the article.  للقراءة باللغة العربية. An “Ugly” New Data Protection Law in Lebanon The recently passed Electronic Transactions and Personal Data Law (E-Transactions Law), initially introduced in 2004 for the purpose of […]

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Mobile internet speeds up the Arab countries, but fixed broadband lags behind

  Lebanon, Egypt, and Oman all made gains for mobile internet speeds in August 2018, according to Ookla’s Global Index, which ranks mobile and fixed broadband speeds around the world. Yet, it is interesting that many of the Arab countries have improved mobile internet speed, but they rank lower in fixed broadband as Lebanon, Egypt […]

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A New Internet Service Provider in Yemen: new division or additional service for users?

Yemen’s internet has become increasingly unstable due to the war and the country’s fragmentation. Indeed, the country has witnessed frequent internet shutdowns and interruptions and the warring parties have blocked many websites, violating Yemenis’ rights to freedom of expression and access to information and threatening the already fragile state of press freedom. Until recently, Yemen […]

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Who will really pay for the Ministry of Telecommunications’ decision to prevent smuggling mobiles?

Since 2012, Lebanon’s Ministry of Telecommunications has been trying, despite changes in leadership, to combat the smuggling of smartphones. The latest decision was announced on August 31 by caretaker minister Jamal al-Jarrah. A few points to gather from the directive: Citizens are responsible for ensuring that their International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) complies with the […]

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