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ALP East Africa

Registration and Compliance for NGOs under the Data Protection and Privacy Act, 2019

With effect from December 1, 2022, the Personal Data Protection Office (PDPO) will commence enforcement against organisations and persons involved in the collection and processing of personal data without registration in accordance with the Data Protection and Privacy Act..

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Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

Data Protection – Did You Know You Need to Appoint a Data Protection Officer

Did you know that:

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ǼLEX

A Summary of the Nigeria Data Protection Bill 2022

On 6 October 2022, the NDPB released the Data Protection Bill 2022 (“the Bill”). The Bill appears to be a beacon of hope for a final legislation on the subject, as the National Commissioner of the NDPB had stated earlier in the year that there would be a Data Protection A..

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Werksmans Attorneys

Information Officers take note! The right of access to information vs. The right to privacy

The right of access to information is a unique right in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 as it places an obligation on both public and private bodies to allow access to records held by them.

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ǼLEX

An Appraisal of The Nigeria Data Protection Bill 2022

Since the issuance of the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation in 2019 (NDPR), stakeholders have clamoured for a more robust data protection instrument to adequately provide for the collection and processing of personal data in Nigeria. Consequently, there have been several..

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Bowmans

Uganda: Regulatory Update – NGO/ CSO compliance with the Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019

On 7 October 2022, the National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organisations released a circular requiring non-governmental organisations to register with the Personal Data Protecti..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Cracking the whip: The supervisory power of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner in Kenya

On 5 October 2022, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) issued a press release stating that it would be conducting a preliminary documentary assessment and audit on 40 digital lenders that have been subject to complaints raised by various members of the p..

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DOA

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 passed into law by the Natio..

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Webber Wentzel

Do androids recognise electric sheep? South Africa's recognition of blockchain arbitration agreements

​​​​​​​​The enforceability of (foreign) blockchain arbitrations under South Africa's international arbitration regime might be difficult but there are possible solutions. As technology advances, a recurring tension is the ability of legal systems to cater for or inc..

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