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Iranian Government Finalizing User Data Protection Bill

Iranian Government Finalizing User Data Protection BillIranian Government Finalizing User Data Protection Bill

Drawing on EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Iran’s ICT Ministry has prepared a bill it calls ‘User Data Protection’ that will soon be sent to the Majlis for ratification and become law.
Pointing to the GDPR which was implemented in the European Union member states in May, head of Iran Information Technology Organization said the final draft of the User Data Protection Bill has been written jointly by the ICT Ministry, the Judiciary Research Institute, and the influential Majlis Research Center.
The draft of the long-awaited bill was unveiled at the opening ceremony of the 24th round of Electronic, Computer, and E-Commerce Exhibition (Elecomp 2018) on July 28. Amir Nazemi said, “The draft has been revised since then,” the ICT ministry’s website reported.
At the annual exhibition ICT Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi introduced the bill in detail which aims to assuage users’ concerns about the shrinking privacy in cyberspace at the universal level. The first draft was introduced less than two months after the implementation of the GDPR.


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