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Social Media Influencers: Exceptional Responsibilities and Absence of Guarantees under the Media Regulation Law

November 27, 2023

This paper aims to identify the risks posed directly by the Press and Media Regulation Law on influencers. The paper also discusses the impacts related to the policies and regulations produced by the Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR) on the work of influencers’ pages. Finally, the paper addresses the absence of any guarantees for influencers in the face of the multiple responsibilities imposed by the laws and regulations of the Press and Media Regulation Law.

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Cyber Sovereignty and the Future of the Internet and Digital Rights

October 30, 2023

This paper aims to clarify the meaning of cyber sovereignty and explain the reasons for its emergence and the objectives of its advocates. The paper also seeks to elucidate the effects of implementing cyber sovereignty policies on the future of the Internet and its governance system, including its protocols, independent institutions with roles in its administration, and the governance system based on the principle of multi-stakeholders.

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How Video Games Reinforce Gender Stereotypes

October 17, 2023

This paper seeks to provide a comprehensive picture of the intersection of gender with video games. The paper also highlights the need to address many of the negative aspects that are still prevalent in both the video games industry and the content it provides, as well as in the gamers community and the sexism and misogyny prevalent in it.

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Freedom of Information and its Impact on the Freedom of the Media and Press

October 2, 2023

This paper aims to delve into the essential interplay between freedom of information and the freedom of the media and press. It examines how these freedoms collectively contribute to safeguarding rights and freedoms, promoting transparency, accountability, and democratic values.

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The Obligations of the Data Protection Officer under the Personal Data Protection Law

September 25, 2023

This paper deals with the definition of the position of the Data Protection Officer and the obligations imposed on them by the Personal Data Protection Law. The paper also presents the conditions for appointing a Data Protection Officer and the impact of lack of commitment to these conditions, in addition to the impact of the Data Protection Officer breaching their legal obligations. 

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Quantum Computers: Ethical Dilemmas and Human Rights Challenges

September 4, 2023

This paper delves into the intricate intersection of quantum computing, ethical considerations, and human rights challenges. By exploring the evolving technological landscape, the paper seeks to elucidate the potential risks of quantum computing’s rise and underscore the paramount importance of maintaining a balance between technological advancement and preserving individual rights. The paper also discusses the ethical dimensions and potential perils of quantum computing to pave the way for proactive measures to uphold human rights in a dynamic digital era.

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Crossing the Gender Gap in the Cybersecurity Industry

August 14, 2023

This paper argues that gender diversity in the cybersecurity industry, especially the inclusion of more women in its workforce, is necessary for its development to confront the growing cybersecurity threats effectively. To this end, the paper first discusses the current situation of the cybersecurity industry in light of the wide gender gap in it. It then highlights the importance of gender diversity in the cybersecurity industry and proceeds to discuss ways to address the gender gap in this industry. The paper reviews the role that women play in the cybersecurity industry despite their minimal representation in it. Finally, the paper looks ahead to future trends in gender diversity in the cybersecurity industry.

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Open Government: Empowering Society through Transparency and Participation

August 7, 2023

This paper seeks to provide a detailed definition of the concept of open government and the benefits that can be gained by society, its individuals and its various institutions by its application, the obstacles that prevent this, and the available ways to overcome them. The paper also presents models of pioneering practical initiatives in the field of applying the principle of open government in both the United States and the European Union in order to draw lessons learned from these two experiences. Finally, the paper deals with the Egyptian status quo and the obstacles to achieving the principle of open government in its context.

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Health Technology and Women’s Right to Health Care

July 25, 2023

This paper aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the potential uses of information and communication technologies in delivering better healthcare services for women. It begins by briefly presenting the reasons why many women are deprived of adequate healthcare services. It then provides an overview of how information and communication technologies qualify to play a significant role in improving women’s opportunities to access suitable healthcare services that meet their diverse needs and ensure sufficient quality.

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AI Language Models: Threats and Safeguards

July 17, 2023

This paper provides information about language models and the threats associated with their use as a means of raising awareness about these threats to enable users to be aware of the necessary standards that should be present in the language models they use in order to use them as safely as possible.

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Issues of the Crime of Intentional Disturbance Using Telecommunication Means in Egypt

July 10, 2023

This paper aims to provide an explanation of the offense of “intentional disturbance and harassing through misusing telecommunication devices” by highlighting the legislative evolution of the concept of disturbance, starting from the Egyptian Penal Code and extending to the Cybercrime Law. The paper also discusses the stance of Egyptian courts regarding the offense and their attempts to formulate a definition of the concept of disturbance. Furthermore, the paper seeks to explain the manifestations of criminal behavior according to certain judicial provisions, in addition to clarifying the issues related to the elements of the offense and how they impact the users of telecommunication means.

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Impact of E-marketing Gender Policies on Shaping Gender Expressions on the Internet

June 19, 2023

This paper discussed the relationship of electronic marketing to the gender gap and gender discrimination against women. First, the justifications for the great importance of e-marketing and its great role in shaping the image of the Internet and the experience of its users were presented. Secondly, this paper dealt with gender marketing policies. In particular, it focused on the extent to which these policies relate to traditional gender stereotypes that only recognize two gender identities.

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Legal Tech: Balancing Justice and Challenges

May 30, 2023

This paper examines the importance of legal tech today, its application in different countries, its negative impacts on justice, balancing positive and negative effects, and its impacts on rights and freedoms. The core benefits are more efficient legal processes, enhanced access to justice, better decision-making, improved collaboration, and improved compliance.

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