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Position Paper: Personal Data Protection Draft Law by Decree from a Human Rights–Based Perspective (English)


This paper aims to review the Personal Data Protection Decree draft, presenting a clear position on it—a stance deeply rooted in the bedrock principles of the 2003 Amended Basic Law and the relevant international conventions and standards. Through the prism of this analysis, 7amleh - The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media aspects tied to transparency, the imperative for the cabinet to unveil this draft for public discussion, and the significance of these elements and stepping stones. The narrative then veers into exploring the essential, overarching principles of privacy, advocating for their inclusion within the draft.




For Palestinians, social media influence comes with the threat of prison (English)

972 Magazine

Charges against Palestinian social media users have surged in recent years — particularly in the wake of the Palestinian uprising of May 2021 known as the “Unity Intifada” — and Abbassi is just one of many whom Israeli authorities have surveilled, censored, detained, and incarcerated for their online activity. Usually, they are accused of inciting violence or sympathizing with a terrorist organization; however, when it comes to Palestinians, “incitement,” “sympathy,” and “terrorism” are often broadly defined.




A significant increase in the number of countries sold by Israel Weapons and spyware (Arabic)

Arab 48

The number of countries that have purchased drones and UAVs has increased in the last three years from 40 to 56 countries, in which the training of troops has been approved from two to 17 countries, and in which spyware has been purchased from 67 to 83 countries. Official data of the Israeli Ministry of Security showed that the number of countries to which Israel exports weapons and cyber programs has increased significantly, setting a consecutive record over the past two years.




Elon Musk’s Shadow Rule (English)

The New Yorker

Musk’s power continues to grow. His takeover of Twitter, which he has rebranded “X,” gives him a critical forum for political discourse ahead of the next Presidential election. He recently launched an artificial-intelligence company, a move that follows years of involvement in the technology. Musk has become a hyper-exposed pop-culture figure, and his sharp turns from altruistic to vainglorious, strategic to impulsive, have been the subject of innumerable articles and at least seven major books, including a forthcoming biography by Walter Isaacson. But the nature and the scope of his power are less widely understood.



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