Online Privacy and Personal Data Protection: Challenges for Africa

In today’s digital world, personal data have become the fuel that drives much of our online activities. Every day huge amounts of data are collected, stored and transmitted across the globe. More and more economic and social activities are shifting into the connected digital space, and the volume of trans-border data flows -, particularly of personal data - is increasing every year, making data protection regulations a salient issue in digital policy. For Africa, ensuring appropriate protection for the personal data of African people is the new challenge that faces many countries as the continent embraces its digital future.

Official Launch of the Personal Data Protection Guidelines for Africa at the Africa Internet Summit (AIS), 8 May 2018 Dakar, Senegal, Photo Courtesy: ISOC team.