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Law No. 15 of 2004 on E-signature and Establishment of the Information Technology Industry Development Authority (ITIDA)

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Egypt

Year of current version:2004
Date of entry into force of original text:April 23, 2004
Date of Text (Enacted):April 21, 2004
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Other
Notes:
The E-Signature Law establishes the Information Technology Industry Development Authority (ITIDA), which regulates the activities of e-signature services and other activities in relation to e-transactions and the information technology industry. The ITIDA, a public authority, is affiliated to Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT).

Article 4 specifies the powers invested in the ITIDA to achieve its goals. Among others, Article 4(I) provides that the ITIDA shall have the authority to deposit, record, and register the original sofware and databases submitted by entities or individuals, who publish, print, and produce thereof in order to protect copyrights and other rights.

Article 30 of the Law states that it shall be published in the Official Gazette and shall come into effect as of the day following the date of its publication.
The Law was published in the Official Gazette on April 22, 2004; and therefore, it entered into force on April 23, 2004.
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Arabic

القانون رقم 15 لسنة 2004 بتنظيم التوقيع الالكتروني وبإنشاء هيئة تنمية صناعة تكنولوجيا المعلومات القانون رقم 15 لسنة 2004 بتنظيم التوقيع الالكتروني وبإنشاء هيئة تنمية صناعة تكنولوجيا المعلومات, Complete document (pdf) [1645 KB]

English

Law No. 15 of 2004 on E-signature and Establishment of the Information Technology Industry Development Authority (ITIDA) Law No. 15 of 2004 on E-signature and Establishment of the Information Technology Industry Development Authority (ITIDA), Complete document (pdf) [63 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:EG050

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