Rabat - The National Commission for the Protection of Personal Data (CNDP) has revealed on Friday that 50% of the websites in Morocco do not respect the legal procedures for the protection of such data.
Rabat – The National Commission for the Protection of Personal Data (CNDP) has revealed on Friday that 50% of the websites in Morocco do not respect the legal procedures for the protection of such data.
In a control operation of personal data that involved 104 websites, the CNDP said that only 22% of these websites provide references to the protection of personal data in accordance with the law.
The control campaign identified that 28% of websites show a feature that indicates they are protecting personal data of their users in line with the legal requirements, yet it is “incomplete”.
The commission’s findings also suggest that 71% of websites provide no information on the identity of the website, the purposes of the processing, the recipients of the collected data and other information. 29% of the websites provide only partial information.
CNDP concluded that only 1 % of websites in Morocco bother to request for the consent of their users before collecting and processing their personal data, adding that 80% of the websites do not mention it while 19 % carry out random requests.
The CNDP ‘warns’ the websites which do not comply with the legal procedures that in the absence of a positive response the commission will initiate disciplinary proceedings that could take the form of a warning, a reprimand or a file transfer to justice.
Among the websites controlled there are those of travel and hospitality, employment and recruitment agencies, online sales & marketing, government agencies, banks, transportation & logistics, healthcare, telecoms, and car rentals.