The Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (CIT) held a session to discuss the executive draft law to combat cybercrimes. The session was held in the presence of members of the data and information security workgroup at the chamber, and a group of software and smart applications developers, in addition to members of the board of directors of the chamber, and representatives of the Central Bank of Egypt, the ministry of electricity, and the Egyptian Computer Emergency Readiness Team (EG-CERT).
“The bylaw with all its details came as very encouraging to the sector of investment. It keeps up with the developments in technology in a way that ensures the rights of both companies and users are preserved,” said Mohamed Hegazy, head of the legislations and laws committee and the ministry of information technology and telecommunications during the presentation for the draft laws.
“We have felt the satisfaction of companies and government representatives with the draft law, which would achieve major guarantees for citizens and increase cyber security in the business sector and the various government bodies, all of which would help achieve the state’s strategic vision to create a safe digital country,” said Waleed Gad, the chairperson of the CIT. He added that the draft law includes regulations, legal provisions, and items which will create procedural controls contributing toward justice and encouraging investments in the IT sector.
Noteworthy, the bylaw has addressed many details, measures, and standards in line with the best known international practices. It also allows for dealing with and maintaining digital evidence to prove the involved party’s argument and protect citizens from cybercrimes.