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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.  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 regulating various aspects […]

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New Elections Study Shows Less than 2% of Overall Electoral Speech on Social Media Was Negative

SMEX and LADE collaborated to monitor candidates’ social media speech during the most recent Lebanese parliamentary elections. The increasing role of social media in shaping public opinion – especially during national elections – goes hand in hand with a rising internet penetration rate. Indeed, since the last parliamentary elections in 2009, Lebanon’s internet penetration rose […]

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Iraqi Government Shuts Down the Internet Amidst Protests

Last week, protests broke out in Basra and quickly spread across southern Iraq. On Saturday, the Iraqi government began intermittently shutting down the internet and reduced the connection speed across the country.  #End_internet_shutdowns because they violate Iraqis’ rights to freedom of expression and puts them in great danger. للقراءة والمشاهدة باللغة العربية.

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