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The successful allocation of the high-demand radio frequency spectrum

On 26 July 2019, the Minister of Communications published the Policy on High Demand Spectrum and Policy Direction on Licensing of a Wireless Open Access Network ("WOAN Policy") to tackle the spectrum scarcity of the country. Pursuant to the WO..

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FB Attorneys

Online Content Regulations Overhauled

In a bid to ensure proper regulation and monitoring of online services in Tanzania, the Minister for Information, Communication and Information Technology has amended the Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations, GN. No. 538 of 2020 via GN N..

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Bowmans

South Africa: Number portability regulations come into effect

On 7 March 2022, the Number Portability Regulations, 2018 (Number Portability Regulations) published by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) under the Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005 (the ECA) came into eff..

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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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ENSafrica

What you need to know about NFTs and smart contracts

A non-fungible token, often referred to as an NFT, is a digital asset that represents real-world objects such as art, music, and videos on a blockchain. Some examples of NFTs include the Nyan Cat gif, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey's first original tweet, and a video o..

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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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PLMJ

Angola | Regulation of the Video-Surveillance Law

Law 2/2020 of 22 January (the “VideoSurveillance Law”) establishes the legal framework applicable to the authorisation, installation and use of video-surveillance systems for capturing, recording and processing images and sound. The law is based on a fundamental not..

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KTA Advocates

Uganda’s Fintech Eco-System: How Collaboration, Interoperability and Regulation can Facilitate an Inclusive and Robust Digital Economy

“Tempered by physical law, which adds a dash of necessity, chance becomes the creative force, the mover and shaker of our universe. All the beauty we see around us, from galaxies to sunflowers is as a result of this collaboration between chaos and necessity” – Peter M. Ho..

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