News&Press Releases

Updates to the ICT Laws Aggregator

July 30, 2023

Masaar announces the launch of an update to the ICT Laws Aggregator. New laws, executive regulations, and rulings from the Economic Court have been added to the Aggregator, bringing the total number of available laws to 17 and rulings to 52, classified into 5 main categories and over 80 subcategories.

A Suspended Law: Two years after the issuance of the Personal Data Protection Law, its executive regulations haven’t been issued

August 10, 2022

  Press Release: Although two years have passed since the Personal Data Protection Law (PDP) have been issued (July 2020), it is still suspended because its executive regulations weren’t issued yet, though issuance articles of the law have determined the date of issuing the executive regulations to be within 6 months of the coming into […]

Masaar launches the ICT Laws Aggregator

February 2, 2022

  Masaar – Technology and Law Community announces the launch of the ICT Laws Aggregator; a tool that contains laws related to digital rights in Egypt. The ICT Law Aggregator includes 10 laws, in addition to articles of the Egyptian Constitution issued in 2014. The ICT Laws Aggregator can be searched through many different classifications […]

Connect.. Masaar launches a new section on its website

March 1, 2021

Masaar – Technology and Law Community launched on its website a new section with the name “Connect”, to feature articles and present a podcast on technology and law. The content published in this section will be based on questions and consultations received by Masaar. This section will provide responses to questions and consultations through articles […]

Statement from global civil society on the impact of Facebook, Google and Twitter: Concern for democracy and human rights must not end at the US’s borders

January 22, 2021

We are organisations working globally to strengthen democracy and human rights. Today we are demanding that Facebook, Google, and Twitter urgently demonstrate the concern they have claimed toward democratic processes in the United States to the remaining 96% of humanity. Immediate action is needed to avoid further aiding and abetting harm to democracy and human […]

Open Letter to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube: Stop silencing critical voices from the Middle East and North Africa

December 17, 2020

Ten years ago today, 26-year old Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in protest over injustice and state marginalization, igniting mass uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, and other countries across the Middle East and North Africa. As we mark the 10th anniversary of the Arab Spring, we, the undersigned activists, journalists, and human […]

Psychological Support for Medical Staff initiative and Masaar launch a privacy policy for the website

April 23, 2020

A group of doctors and psychologists launched an initiative to provide psychological support, in its various forms, for medical staff working on the frontlines in fighting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Egypt. The voluntary (Psychosocial Support for Medical Staff) initiative provides psychological support to medical personnel through the Internet. This initiative comes in light of […]

Press Release: Masaar (Community for Technology and Law): For Safe and Free Use of the Internet

April 7, 2020

Masaar (Community for Technology and Law) announces the launch of its activities in defending the rights and freedoms associated with using the Internet and technology in Egypt. Our community aims to provide the legal and technical expertise needed by society and individuals to meet challenges pertaining to digital surveillance, privacy, freedom of information, freedom of […]

Masaar joins 100+ organisations in telling governments: don’t use the coronavirus pandemic as cover for expanding digital surveillance

April 2, 2020

  Joint Civil Society Statement: States use of digital surveillance technologies to fight pandemic must respect human rights The COVID-19 pandemic is a global public health emergency that requires a coordinated and large-scale response by governments worldwide. However, States’ efforts to contain the virus must not be used as a cover to usher in a […]