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Dentons

AI regulation and policy in Africa

A number of African jurisdictions have taken steps to address the unique policy challenges posed by rapid pace of development in artificial intelligence (AI), with various African countries implementing AI strategies, others still in the process of consultation with stake..

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Bowmans

South African: Spectrum trading and sharing: A new spectrum management regime

On 28 May 2024, the Minister of Communications and Digital Technology published the Next Generation Radio Frequency Spectrum Policy for Economic Development. The publication of the Spectrum Policy follows the Minister’s invitation to interested parties to provide written ..

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Bowmans

Tanzania: Privacy rights and image exploitation: An analysis of Tanzanian High Court Case

On 13 October 2023, the Commercial Division of the High Court of the United Republic of Tanzania considered an appeal centred on the right to privacy. Briefly, the Respondents in the appeal - 3 elite Tanzanian athletes - had filed Civil Case No 15 of 2021 in the Arusha Di..

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Duale, Ovia & Alex-Adedipe

A Guide on the Registration of Data Controllers and Data Processors of Major Importance with the Nigeria Data Protection Commission

This guide highlights key aspects of the Nigeria Data Protection Commission's (NDPC) Guidance Notice, the categorization of data controllers and processors, and critical deadlines and compliance requirements.

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ENS

South Africa's new National Cloud and Data Policy: A strategic shift

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies officially published the National Data and Cloud Policy (GG No. 50741) on 31 May 2024, in line with section 3(1) of the Electronic Communications Act, 2005. The Policy recognises that data and cloud technologies ha..

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ALN

Navigating East Africa’s Data Protection Framework: A Guide for Investors in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

The number of data protection laws in Africa has more than doubled in the last decade, and a third of these laws were passed in just the last five years. Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania have each adopted data protection legislative frameworks modelled on the European Union’s ..

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Aelex

NCC Suspends Issuance of Licences

In a public notice issued on the 17th of May, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) notified stakeholders of the temporary suspension of licences in three categories, namely: Interconnect Exchange License (‘IEX’), Mobile Virtual Network Operator License (‘MVNO’), a..

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Pavestones

Regulation of cybercrime in Nigeria and the Cybersecurity Levy

On May 6, 2024, the Central Bank of Nigeria published a circular providing “Implementation Guidance on the Collection and Remittance of the National Cybersecurity Levy” introduced by the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc.) Act of 2015 and amended by the Cybercrime ..

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Aluko & Oyebode

Nigerian Communications Commission Publishes Draft Telecommunications Networks Interconnection Regulations

The Nigerian Communications Commission in exercise of its functions under the Nigerian Communications Act has published three draft regulations and guidelines for stakeholders’ comments. The draft documents seek to amend and repeal the existing regulations and guidelines...

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