Tunisia, first non-EU country to have law on protection of personal data | Tunisia News Gazette

Tunisia, first non-EU country to have law on protection of personal data

Tunisia will be the first country outside the European Union (EU) to have a law on the protection of personal data, said Friday Minister of Justice Ghazi Jeribi.

The Tunisian law on the protection of personal data, in force from May 25, 2018, is in line with European standards, he said.

The EU Regulation on the protection of individuals with regard to processing of personal data and the free movement of such data prohibits any public or private structure in Europe from providing personal data to a State which does not guarantee the protection of these data.

Speaking in Kairouan during a workshop, the minister said that Tunisia is now on a list of 23 countries in the world that have given a “constitutional” character to the issue of protection of personal data.

The Minister recalled that Tunisia had ratified, in November 2017, the Council of Europe Convention 108 for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data.

Source: TAP News Agency

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