PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION AND CYBERSECURITY LAWS IN JURISDICTIONS IN AFRICA: ENCOURAGING THE BEST

1. Introduction Personal data protection and cybersecurity in Africa is codified in domestic laws as well as regional and international legislation which some African countries have adopted. Apart from the Malabo Convention which was examined here, some other regional/international legislation that have been adopted by African countries include: The 2010 Supplementary Act on Personal Data […]

Challenges and Prospects of the AU Convention on Cybersecurity and Personal Data Protection

The Africa Data Protection Conclave (“The Conference”) is themed 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 which include: The AU Convention on Cyber Security and Personal Data Protection: Understanding the Convention, its Challenges and Prospects. Comparative Review […]

Africa DP Conclave

June 27, 2020 marked 6 years since the adoption of the African Union (“AU”) Convention on Cyber Security and Personal Data Protection (the “Convention”) at the 23rd Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. At the heart of the Convention is the emergence and rise of the Africa knowledge economy, thus, […]