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It’s a wrap! 4 key takeaways from the first Bread&Net

On November 20 and 21, around 200 people from over 20 countries gathered together in Beirut for 35 panels, talks, and workshops at Bread&Net, the region’s digital rights unconference. Hosted by SMEX and organized collaboratively with supporters and partners, Bread&Net created an offline space for discussion about technology and society, in a casual yet safe […]

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Documentary Screening: “The Cleaners”

  Who controls what we see online? SMEX screened the documentary “The Cleaners” and hosted a discussion yesterday, Sunday 18 November, before the start of regional unconference Bread&Net. “The Cleaners” sheds light on the hidden world of content moderators – thousands of workers who do the largely unknown role of “cleaning up” the web, deciding what […]

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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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