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Statement from Jordanian Ministry of Digital Economy & Entrepreneurship on ISPs violating user privacy

Author: Ministry of Digital Economy & Entrepreneurship (Jordan) , Published on: 9 December 2019

“Violating customer privacy and protecting personal data”, 11 November 2019

[There was a] recent study spread about the major internet providers in Jordan violating the privacy of their customers…, allowing them to monitor their use of Internet, and record their browsing history…

The Ministry of Digital and Entrepreneurship would like to emphasize that [it]…is working on organizing and protecting personal data and that this is a priority,…the Ministry [having] started working on [the issue] before [the publication] of this study. The [Ministry] has since prepared a draft law on the protection of personal data which is in its final stages and has been submitted to…public consultation more than once. [T]he law will address…confidentiality, security and control of personal data,…[imposing] penalties in the event of violations. The Ministry has held meetings…with [many] stakeholders on the subject, from the public and private sectors, [academia] and civil society organisations…to express their opinions and observations on [the draft law’s] contents…

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