Legislators in Egypt have passed the country’s first data protection law, Daily News Egypt reports. The laws will protect the information of Egyptian citizens, as well as European Union citizens who are in the country. Companies are required to obtain consent before any personal data can be collected, processed or disclosed. Any organization found to have violated the rules faces “[no] less than three months” of imprisonment and fines that can range from EGP 100,000 to EGP 1 million. Any entity that violates Article 14, which bans the transfer of personal information to another country, could be fined between EGP 300,000 and EGP 3 million.
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