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Parliament postpones discussion “surveillance cameras” draft law

Sunday 05/November/2017 - 05:40 PM
Sada El Balad
During the Egyptian parliament's legislative and constitutional affairs committee meeting held on Sunday، a number of Parliament deputies expressed their concern over the draft law submitted by the government regarding the installation of surveillance cameras. They said that the draft law represents violation Egyptians privacy. 

Anissa Hassouna proposed another draft law for the installation of surveillance cameras defining the places where no cameras would be installed to maintain the citizens’ freedom. 

For his part، Bahaa Abu-Shuqa، head of the Constitutional and Legislative Committee، said that there are other laws that uphold the freedom of citizens’ rights.

Salah Hassab allah، Member of Parliament، pointed out that there is a need to distinguish between public places where surveillance cameras must be installed in and other citizens’ owned places.

MP Khaled Hanafi stressed the need to install surveillance cameras in places vulnerable to any terrorist or criminal operations، noting that Parliament should carefully mull the draft law in a way that guarantee citizens’ freedoms and privacies.

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