Egypt Approves New Data Protection Law

The Egyptian Cabinet approved a data protection law in August that protects personal data collected, processed or disclosed by any means. A central authority will be established and empowered to impose sanctions of imprisonment and fines of no less than EGP 100,000. The draft law also is said to contain provisions relating to data security, cross-border data transfers and electronic marketing in the draft law. Organizations doing business in Egypt, especially those in retail, banking and education sectors, could be significantly impacted.

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