EU concerned over Cybercrimes Law; urges fundamental freedoms

EU concerned over Cybercrimes Law  urges fundamental freedoms
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AMMAN — The European Union (EU) has expressed apprehension through a statement on the European Union External Action website. The lead spokesperson for foreign affairs and security policy, Peter Stano, conveyed the EU's concerns regarding the recently revised Cybercrimes Law adopted by the Kingdom.اضافة اعلان

The statement acknowledges the Kingdom's endeavor to establish a strong legislative framework to combat cybercrime and address evolving security challenges. However, the EU has pointed out specific provisions within the new law that diverge from international human rights standards. These provisions raise the potential for limitations on both online and offline freedom of expression.

The EU urges the Jordanian authorities to ensure the unwavering protection of fundamental freedoms during the implementation of the law, aligning with Jordan's international obligations. The EU suggests engaging with relevant stakeholders, including Jordanian civil society, deeming it crucial for its success.

Underlining its steadfast support for Jordan's commitment to political modernization, the EU reiterated its dedication to aiding Jordan's continuous efforts to fortify human rights, strengthen governance practices, uphold the rule of law, and stands ready to collaborate with Jordan in these pursuits.

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