Mohamed Hegazy

Senior Legal Consultant

IOT & Big Data Security

Session Title | Privacy Principals in New Egyptian Data Protection Law

The session will cover the data protection law principals, controllers, and processors obligations in addition to the role of data protection officer

Dr. Hegazy is Egypt’s leading legal expert in the area of Law & Technology. As a highlight of his extensive experience and profound legacy, Dr. Hegazy served as the Head of the Legislative & Legal Committee at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Egypt since August 2017, as well as the Head of the Intellectual Property Rights Office at the Information Technology Industry Development Agency, ITIDA (from April 2005 till June 2020). During his tenure at MCIT’s Legislative Committee, and in support of Egypt’s ambitious digital transformation strategy. Dr. Hegazy drafted, issued and negotiated with national stakeholders a number of critical legislative/regulatory frameworks including cybercrime Law and its Executive Regulations; data protection Law; Amendments to the e-signature Executive Regulations; The Prime Minister’s decision to establish the Supreme Council for artificial intelligence as well as Amendments to the intellectual property rights Law. He was also a member of a large number of inter-ministerial legislative drafting committees like Land Transport Services by Use of Information Technology Law (Ride-Hailing), Cashless Methods of Payment Law, Law on Incentives to Science, Technology, and Innovation, Law of Small and Medium Enterprises, Law to Establish a Fund Supporting Innovators and Others. Hegazy has extensive experience on both the international and regional levels as he works as an expert in different projects with EU, OECD, WIPO, and USAID. In addition to that, his contribution as a legal/Business consultant with Digital Economy and Technology Division of the General Union of Chambers of Commerce; and The Chamber of Information and Communications Technology in the Egyptian Industries Federation Dr. Hegazy is also an arbitrator in the Commercial Arbitration Center for the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) as well as a lecturer in Egypt’s National Police Academy, Arab Academy for Science and Technology, and the National Judicial Studies Center and others.