Law passed combating IT crimes, reuirements of information service providers, preservation requirements, cybercrime, data licenses and licensing of communications and information systems.
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi ratified on Saturday August 18, 2018 law No. 175/2018 on combating IT crimes.
The law stipulates that the providers of communications and IT services should be committed to preserving and storing IT system record for 180 consecutive days.
It also states that the service provider should offer to the users or any governmental body concerned the data and information related to its name and address besides the data license to determine the party which it will be submitted to its supervision.
The law stipulates punishing those who commit crimes of violating the safety of networks and IT systems besides using without right communications and IT services.
It criminalizes illegal logging on a website, private account or IT system which are banned to enter in addition to hacking e-mails, websites, private accounts and the governmental IT systems.