Security firms in Egypt face new regulations

Published May 27th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

The Egyptian ministry of interior affairs is currently drafting a new law that will regulate the operations of local security companies, reported Al-Ahram. Firms that violate the stipulations of the law will be subject to severe penalties including fines, imprisonment, and repeal of work permits. 


Under the new regulations, local security companies are forbidden from lending their services to individuals on a private basis, gathering information or practicing surveillance operations. The functions of such companies are now on to be restricted to providing protection services solely to corporate facilities and organizations.  


The ministry is also making great efforts to eliminate the use of employing personal bodyguards, a common practice in Egypt especially amongst well-known artists and businessmen. ― (MENA Report)

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