Egypt’s Parliament passed legislation requiring ride-hailing apps to share passenger data with the country’s security agencies when requested, The Wall Street Journal reports. Lawmakers dropped provisions of the legislation that called for ride-hailing apps to provide data in real time and require that they store servers in Egypt. The bill must now be approved by President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, who came to power following a 2013 military coup and has worked to attract foreign investment. Amr Magdi, a researcher with Human Rights Watch, said, “Forcing companies to share private information about customers with notorious security agencies, far removed from any judicial oversight, is basically systematic unlawful spying on citizens.”
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