The Conference is designed to set a workable agenda for the building of world-class cybersecurity and personal data protection infrastructure/systems/institutions across Africa with the view to engendering the sustained rise of the Africa knowledge economy.
The proposed theme for the Conference is: Personal Data Protection and Cybersecurity: Action Points for the Rise of the Africa Knowledge Economy. The Conference is structured along 4 distinct lines of intervention that are expected to be dealt with over 2 days of conferencing.
The 4 heads of intervention are:
- The AU Convention on Cyber Security and Personal Data Protection: Understanding the Convention, its Challenges and Prospects.
- Comparative Review of the Regulation/Administration of Personal Data Protection and Cybersecurity Laws in Jurisdictions in Africa: Learning from the Best and Encouraging the Upcoming.
- Data Sovereignty, Intellectual Property Protection and the Africa Knowledge Economy: Debating the Myths, Realities, Possibilities and Solutions.
- Personal Data Protection and Cybersecurity Justice Administration in Africa: Practical Steps to getting Judicial Systems in Africa to Advance the Africa Knowledge Economy.