Draft Personal Data Protection Law may be returned for further study – PM

Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh. (File Photo: Ameer Khalifeh/JNews)
Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh. (File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMANPrime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh said the government does not see any obstacles to returning the draft Personal Data Protection Law to the Senate Services Committee, to conduct studies and dialogue on its articles with the aim of protecting public interest.اضافة اعلان

The PM noted the draft may return to Jordan's Parliament again after two or three years to improve its content as the regulation deals with a "quickly developing" field, Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

Two years of dialogue
The PM added that this bill was sent to the House two years ago and an "in-depth" dialogue took place in this regard with all stakeholders in personal data processing, management, and retention.

He indicated that all these discussions considered the "important, necessary and required" balance related to the public and private protection for personal data under international controls.

Globally, the premier noted, more than 137 countries have "significant entrepreneurial" sectors that have such legislations and laws, which have been gradually revised and reviewed, driven by their "purely" technical and complex issues.

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