Safaa Ayyad • 30 Jan 2024

Lebanon: Mass Data Breaches, Government Unable to Protect Citizens’ Privacy

Within one week, several cases of personal data breaches affecting Lebanese citizens have been reported, the most flagrant of which…

  • data leaks
  • E-Transactions and Personal Data Law
  • Lebanon
Abed Kataya • 26 Oct 2021

Referring Telecom Data to Security Agencies Breaches the Lebanese Law

On October 4, Lebanese Annahar Daily reported that the latest Lebanese Prime Minister formed a ministerial committee to “look into…

  • data traffic
  • E-Transactions and Personal Data Law
  • handing over data to authorities
SMEX • 14 Apr 2021

Pharmaline: Do Not Use Vaccine-Seekers Data for Commercial Purposes!

SMEX calls upon public bodies and private companies to respect the privacy of vaccine-seekers and to abide by the laws…

  • Corona
  • Coronavirus
  • E-Transactions and Personal Data Law
Marianne Rahme • 12 Mar 2021

Internet Censorship in Lebanon: The Case of Currency Exchange Rate Online Platforms

As the Lebanese economy continues to deteriorate, the unofficial exchange rate between the dollar and the lira, officially pegged at…

  • Censorship
  • DNS
  • E-Transactions and Personal Data Law
SMEX • 01 Feb 2021

Device Seizures in Lebanon: Assessing the Legal Framework concerning device seizures [Report]

We have witnessed in the last couple of years a striking increase in the number of devices seized by security…

  • Device Seizures in Lebanon
  • Digital Surveillance
  • E-Transactions and Personal Data Law
SMEX • 27 Jan 2021

The Future of Biometrics and Digital ID in Lebanon: Assessing Proposed Systems for Elections and Social Assistance [Report]

In Lebanon, passports, drivers’ licenses, work permits, residency permits, and humanitarian aid all use systems that require biometric data, such…

  • biometric ID
  • Biometrics
  • data leaks