Social Media Exchange (SMEX) is a registered Lebanese non-governmental organisation that works to advance self-regulating information societies in the Middle East and North Africa. Its projects encompass media development programmes as well as Internet policy research and digital rights advocacy in support of more accessible and participatory environments for civil society. 

07 Apr 2020
Our partners from SMEX in Lebanon analysed surveillance measures in the country. Lebanon, like many other countries, has launched digital tools to help diagnose and monitor the spread of the outbreak. The tools launched by the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) do not appear to harvest data
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For International Women’s Day 2019, Privacy International looks at some of the key themes around the intersection of gender rights and the right to privacy and we review the work we and our partners have done on those topics. When dealing with cases of non-consensual sharing of intimate images
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The Privacy International Network is celebrating Data Privacy Week, where we’ll be talking about how trends in surveillance and data exploitation are increasingly affecting our right to privacy. Join the conversation on Twitter using #dataprivacyweek. It is often communities who are already the most
State of Privacy

A study of privacy and surveillance issues in Lebanon. The State of Privacy project was last updated on January 2019, unless otherwise provided on specific pages.

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To celebrate International Data Privacy Day (28 January), PI and its International Network have shared a full week of stories and research, exploring how countries are addressing data governance in light of innovations in technology and policy, and implications for the security and privacy of
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Lebanon was part of the drafting committee for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and by co-sponsoring both UN General Assembly resolutions on the right to privacy in the digital age ( December 2013 and December 2014), Lebanon has recently reaffirmed its commitment to its obligations to