Egyptian Parliament

Egyptian Parliament Passes Cybercrimes Law to Legitimize its Efforts to Curb Free Speech

Last week, the Egyptian parliament approved a draconian  also known as the Cybercrimes law, which compels Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Egypt to censor content and collect data on users at the behest of the government and outlines harsh punishments for individuals. Violators of this law can face up to five years in prison and …

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Egypt: Death Penalty Possible for Cybercrime

Feature image via Monasosh Flickr.       The Committee of Suggestions and Complaints in the Egyptian parliament accepted and referred the contentious draft cybercrime law to the joint Legislative Affairs – Communication and Information Technology Committee last week. The draft law, which is expected to be adopted soon, has been criticized by civil society …

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