Smex - What the lebanese government can do to respect users privacy while fighting Covid-19?


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, but they require excessive user permissions, which is particularly concerning given Lebanon’s weak legal framework for data protection.