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Bowmans

Tanzania: Amendments to the Regulations under the Electronic and Postal Communications Act

In 2010, the Parliament of United Republic of Tanzania enacted the Electronic and Postal Communications Act, 2010, Cap 306 of the Laws of Tanzania (EPOCA), which established the law relating to electronic communications in Tanzania.

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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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ǼLEX

Exploring the NITDA Code of Practice and Its Potential Impact on Social Media and Online Platforms

The general public has expressed its distrust for the NITDA’s Code of Practice (Code) for interactive computer service platforms/ internet intermediaries. Specifically, the public has expressed concerns that the Code is yet another attempt by the Nigerian Government to re..

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Bowmans

Zambia: Regulatory developments on cyber security

In April 2021 a new law with wide-ranging implications for all businesses was passed in Zambia, the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Act, 2021 (Act). Whilst the Act made it clear that critical information infrast..

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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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CMS

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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