Welcome to Africa’s legal blog

Never miss a beat on Africa's legal and regulatory landscape.


Nigeria's Digital Future: the Blockchain Adoption Strategy

Blockchain, which is mostly associated with cryptocurrencies and the like, had remained largely unregulated in Nigeria until September 2020, when the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a statement on digital assets, to the effect that crypto-offerings and other for..

Read More
ABC Attorneys

The Personal Data Protection Act No. 11 of 2022 is now operational

Vide Government Notice no 326 of the 28th of April, 2023 the Minister for Information, Communication and Information Technology Mr.Nape Nnauye has pronounced the 1st of May 2023 as the operational date for the most awaited Act on personal data Protection.

Read More
Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Licensing of Cybersecurity Industry Players in Ghana

Cybersecurity has increasingly become necessary to protect industries and governments from cyberattacks, theft, damage and to prevent disruption to businesses. Cybersecurity regulation delineates the type of control an organisation must deploy to protect itself and its cu..

Read More
JuristConsult Chambers

Let’s talk about Data Protection

The Data Privacy Day or Data Protection Day is celebrated globally and in Mauritius every 28th January and this year marks the 17th edition of this celebration. On this day, awareness is raised on the right to the ..

Read More

Kenya delivers ground-breaking ruling on unauthorised disclosure of personal data

In January 2023, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner delivered one of its first rulings under the Data Protection Act, 2019 since the commencement of its operations. The complaint pitted the partners of a firm, Allen Waiyaki Gichuhi and Charles Wamae against tw..

Read More
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..

Read More
Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

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

Did you know that:

Read More

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..

Read More
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.

Read More
Subscribe to our newsletter