jordan pulse -
The Senate will meet on Wednesday to discuss and approve the draft personal data protection law for the year 2022, in a session that is expected to be the last in the current special session.
The Public Services Committee in the Senate, headed by Al-Ain Mustafa Al-Hamarna, had approved, last Sunday, the Personal Data Protection Bill for the year 2022, as reported by the House of Representatives.
Al-Hamarneh said that the draft law is considered one of the important laws concerned with regulating the digital environment and preserving the rights and privacy of citizens and residents as stipulated in the provisions of the constitution and related laws.
He pointed out the need to find a legal framework that balances mechanisms for the rights of individuals to protect their personal data, and to allow its processing and retention in light of cyberspace and artificial intelligence.
Al-Hamarneh indicated that the committee discussed the draft law in detail, and opened an in-depth dialogue in which it listened to opinions and proposals related to the draft law, adding that the articles of the law were agreed upon through previous meetings with several parties, most notably the Central Bank, the Association of Banks and Telecommunications Companies, and trade unions.
He pointed out that the committee had received a number of observations, opinions and suggestions on the draft law, pointing out that the committee worked on studying them and took them into account to contribute to improving the draft law in order to produce it in a way that keeps pace with international developments in the field of data protection.
The Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, Ahmed Al-Hananda, spoke about the importance and sensitivity of the draft law, which is entirely linked to the future of data and information and the citizen's right to preserve and protect his personal data from all sectors, stressing that the draft law respects the citizen's privacy in his personal data and gives him the right to approve or withdraw consent to use it.