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All you need to know about the Data Protection Bill 2020 that will soon be passed into Nigeria law.

On the 26th of September 2022, the Chairman Senate Committee on Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Cybercrime, Yakubu Oseni at a one-day sensitization workshop on data protection noted that the Data Protection Bill (“Bill”) will be..

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Bowmans

South Africa: Information Regulator publishes a new prescribed form to be used in the event of a security compromise

Last week the Information Regulator published a prescribed Security Compromise Notification Form (Form) in terms of section 22 of the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPIA).

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Oraro & Co.

Open Sesame: Reflections on the Data Protection (General) Regulations, 2021

The substantive statute that governs data protection in Kenya is the Data Protection Act, 2019 (the DPA) that came into force on 8th November 2019. Pursuant to the DPA, the Cabinet Secretary for matters relating..

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ALN

Data Localisation Requirements under the Data Protection Act

On 23 March 2021, Zambia’s Parliament enacted the Data Protection Act No 3 of 2021 to regulate the c..

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Anjarwalla & Khanna

Legal Alert | Implementation of Kenya’s Data Protection (General) Regulations

Since the enactment of the Data Protection Act in 2019, and the establishment of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner in 2020, the issuance of regulations necessary to give effect to many of the provisions contained in the DPA has long been awaited.

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Anjarwalla & Khanna

New Regulations Guiding Data Protection in Kenya Come into Force

The much-awaited regulations for the implementation of the Data Protection Act, 2019,  which were gazetted in January, have been approved and are now in force.

 

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Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

The data protection regulations, 2021: Key points to note

The Kenya Data Protection Act, 2019 (the “DPA”) entered into force on 25th November 2019 marking a significant milestone with respect to the protection of personal data in Kenya.

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MMAKS Advocates

Beat the data protection registration deadline

Transacting online for work, school, banking, or pleasure, and therefore exchanging personal information, has never been more pronounced than today. Social distancing brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated reliance on the internet. As a result, cybercrime ..

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Cymbell Advocates

Key Issues in Data Protection Litigation in Light of The Data Protection Act 2019

Technological advancement in areas such as artificial intelligence, robotics and quantum computing have made the possibility of living in a digitally interconnected world a plausible aspiration in the past decade. One of, if not the most important factor driving today’s i..

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