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[Report] Building Trust: Toward a Legal Framework that Protects Personal Data in Lebanon

للقراءة باللغة العربية The lack of a comprehensive legal framework for privacy rights and data protection in Lebanon has led to the adoption of illegal mass surveillance programs and to the violation of individual and collective privacy without repercussions. In order to understand the mechanisms under which surveillance is conducted in the country, to identify […]

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Youth, Internet, and Technology in Lebanon: A Snapshot

للقراءة باللغة العربية Internet Access and Usage The vast majority of those surveyed — 93 percent — use a mobile phone most frequently to access the internet. A shared desktop or laptop (be it at school, home, or an internet cafe) came in second at 54 percent, followed closely by a personal computer with 50 […]

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SMEX Launches Inaugural Report on Digital Surveillance in Lebanon

In the absence of a comprehensive constitutional framework on privacy rights and data protection in Lebanon and amid a culture of secrecy around these issues, SMEX researched the country’s current digital surveillance landscape. “Mapping the Landscape of Digital Surveillance in Lebanon,” presented below, is the first detailed survey on Lebanon’s state of privacy and surveillance. […]

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Digital Citizen 4.5

SPOTLIGHT ON INTERNET SHUTDOWNS In early June, Algeria’s Baccalaureate exams were leaked, prompting authorities to temporarily shut down mobile internet access. As a result, the Ministry of Education ordered a retake of some of the exams. During the retake, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies blockedsocial media platforms. Blocking social media sites or shutting […]

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