Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
15 July 2021
ITIDA Shares Expertise with Administrative Prosecution on IPR, e-Signature, Cybercrime

The Intellectual Property Rights Office (IPRO) of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) organized a specialized training course on IPR, electronic signature and cybercrime, for staff at the Administrative Prosecution Authority, on July 14-15, at the Judicial Training Center.

The course aimed to raise awareness, build capacities in IPR and e-signature, and transfer the technical expertise of ITIDA as a technical expert in IPR issues, and as part of its role to introduce the e-signature system across different state sectors.

The training involved a series of technical lectures on how to extract digital forensics in IPR lawsuits; copyrights and related issues; piracy of encrypted digital content; trademarks, industry models, and technical standards for a standing legal title of an e-signature.

It is worth noting that the Egyptian government exerts huge efforts in reforming the legislative framework to improve the ICT sector business environment, through regulating e-commerce activities, issuing the Anti-Cybercrime Law and approving the Personal Data Protection Law in line with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

According to a 2018 study by the Business Software Alliance (BSA), the rate of software piracy in Egypt dropped by two percent, recording 59%. The study shows significant decline in the use of unlicensed software to hit USD 64 billion in 2017, compared to USD 157 million in 2015.

Results showed that Egypt had surpassed other countries in achieving lower piracy rates, which reflects the huge progress made by Egypt in combating the illegal use of software.
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