Rawan Rbihat • 09 Feb 2024

Jordan: Will the new law protect people’s data?

After years of being stowed away in government departments, Jordan’s “Personal Data Protection Law” (PDPL) is set to take effect…

  • Jordan
  • Privacy
Salam Freihat • 30 Jan 2024

Gaza Supporters Subject to Arrests, Phone Searches, and Network Interference in Jordan and Palestine

In the days following October 8, Jordanians mobilized in solidarity with the people of Gaza, who, to this day, are…

  • Gaza
  • Internet Shutdown
  • Jordan
Zeinab Ismail • 25 Jul 2023

Jordan: Draft Cybercrime Law Heralds Alarming Oppression of Freedoms

SMEX, along with the Jordan Open Source Association (JOSA), Access Now, and 19 other organizations, call on the Jordanian government…

  • Cybercrime Law
  • Free speech and expression
  • Internet Accessibility
SMEX • 25 Jul 2023

Jordan’s new proposed cybercrimes law will strongly undermine digital rights

We, the undersigned organizations and individuals, are seriously concerned about Jordan’s draft cybercrimes law currently being debated in the Jordanian…

  • Cybercrimes Law
  • Draft law
  • Jordan
SMEX • 12 Jul 2023

Down for Nothing? Shutdowns during Exams in the Middle East and North Africa [Bread&Net 2022]

The session “Down for Nothing? Shutdowns during Exams in the Middle East and North Africa” was held as part of…

  • Access Now
  • Bread&Net
  • Elections
SMEX • 25 May 2023

Jordan: How are users affected by the TikTok ban?

This article was originally published on 7iber in Arabic. SMEX provides this translation.  Social media platforms and other communication services…

  • Internet
  • Jordan
  • TikTok
Zeinab Ismail • 19 Jan 2023

Beyond Jordan’s TikTok Ban

TikTok is still banned in Jordan, a month after the government blocked the platform to limit the spread of live…

  • Internet Shutdown
  • Internet Shutdowns
  • Jordan
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