Data Protection Law supports data centre localisation in Egypt: MCIT

Mohamed Alaa El-Din
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Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Amr Talaat, said the new law on the protection of personal data supports his Ministry’s efforts to localise the industry of data centres and create a safe environment for the circulation of information in cyberspace.

This comes in light of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s ratification of Law No. 151 for 2020 on protection of personal data, after Parliament’s earlier approval.

Talaat pointed out that the data centre industry is one of the most promising industries that contribute to the economy’s growth by attracting international investments in this field. He noted that Egypt has a distinguished position on the global marine cable map which offers promising opportunities for many Egyptian and international companies for the settlement of this industry in Egypt.

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