Ibrahim Mubaidin- Jordan’s expert in technology, information security and privacy Husam Khattab stressed the importance of promoting and raising awareness of the concept of personal data protection and recognized it as a basic right of individuals in societies.
A keynote speaker at the ISACA North America Conference, which specializes in information system risks, emerging technologies and cybersecurity, said that digital transformation efforts are on the rise worldwide, and the volume of digital personal data is increasing dramatically over time, and the existence of laws to protect personal data became a necessity. It increases confidence in digital economies, their stability and their future growth.
The speech of the Jordanian expert, Hossam Khattab, came after the international conference adopted a research paper presented by him, which deals with the “paradox of privacy” in the light of the ongoing digital transformations, and its impact on institutions, economies and societies.
This paradox occurs when individual actions online do not match ideas and beliefs; A large portion of users are concerned about maintaining their privacy and protecting personal data, but their digital behavior often tells the opposite.
The ISACA North American Conference, which specializes in information system risks, emerging technologies and cybersecurity, was held in New Orleans, USA on May 4-6, currently and virtually, in the presence of 1,500 experts and specialists in the field. of technology and data.
ISACA has introduced a new guideline in collaboration with the conference, and this guide is concerned with improving digital trust and best practices in developing and adopting this concept in digital economies.
ISACA was founded in 1969, and its current headquarters are located in the United States of America, and today it is considered one of the most powerful and well-known institutions in the world in the field of information system auditing, control and cyber security.
Khattab stressed the importance of its participation in this global conference, as it is an important opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences with the competencies present in America, where the conference has a strong presence of experts and specialists in the technical field, in addition to international technology companies.
On the lecture given by the expert Khattab and his speech, it focused on “the paradox of privacy in the light of the ongoing digital transformations” and its impact on institutions, economies and societies.
He stressed that this paradox occurs when individual actions on the Internet are not in line with ideas and beliefs; A large portion of users are concerned about maintaining their privacy and protecting personal data, but their digital behavior often tells the opposite.
Khattab said that privacy and the protection of personal data have major dimensions in economic and social affairs, in promoting digital trust and achieving the added value of investment in the information technology sector and emerging technologies, and in building an integrated system that supports this goal within. the various digital transformation efforts.
In order to overcome this paradox, the research paper presented by him presented several proposed methods and practices that can be done at the level of individuals, companies, government institutions and societies as a whole, and the beginning stems from the raising of awareness and the emphasis to protect the importance of personal data and to recognize it as a fundamental right of individuals in societies.
The lecture presented by the expert reviewed the discourse of privacy laws worldwide and highlighted the laws issued in the Middle East and Arab countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Egypt, the latter of which is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia -Arabia was, which enacted a law months ago. Point out that the law on the protection of personal data and privacy in Jordan is in the process of being adopted, as the government has achieved this and it is in the House of Representatives’ possession today for discussion on the way to its approval.
The Jordanian law on the protection of personal data aims to find a legal framework that balances the mechanisms of individuals’ rights to protect their personal data, and between allowing the processing and retention of data and information in the light of cyberspace and the dissemination of concepts of big data and artificial intelligence, and to establish regulatory frameworks for the storage of personal data and its processing within constraints. And clear commitments, providing the confidence needed to engage with the digital economy and contribute to the encouragement of electronic commerce and services in the Kingdom, and to build an empowering environment to ensure the security of cyberspace and the to support its stability.
In addition, Khattab stressed the importance of privacy and personal data protection laws, as it sets out principles and acceptable practices that institutions should implement and adhere to; The purpose is to maintain the confidentiality and reliability of personal data during the various stages. It also explains the allowed period of storage, the method of storage and processing, the access rights, how the data is transferred, and other controls. Digital transformation efforts are escalating worldwide, and the volume of digital personal data will increase over time, and the presence of such laws confirms confidence in digital economies, their stability, and future growth.
ISACA organizes an annual conference for each continent, and the North American conference is the largest in terms of number of participants, lectures, and sponsorship companies. This year was sponsored by thirty international companies such as Cisco, Adobe and Protiviti.
The Foundation’s objectives revolve around improving digital trust, managing information system risks, raising awareness of information system auditing, governance, security and governance, issuing studies, research and best practices in this field, and enabling individuals and institutions to: keep pace with the rapid electronic developments and digital transformation.