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Phase 2 updates to Data Protection Africa are now available

Posted 31/03/2020  /   By Michael  /  0 Comments

Data Protection Africa (DPA) is an online open-access portal that provides information on data protection laws and access to data protection authorities in 32 African countries. Phase 2 updates to Data Protection Africa (DPA) are now available. As of 31 March 2020, the portal is now available in 18 languages, all country pages have been …

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Data Protection Day 2020

Posted 28/01/2020  /   By Michael  /  0 Comments

On 28 January 1981, the Council of Europe opened the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data for signature.  It became the first binding international instrument to protect individuals against abuses which may accompany the collection and processing of personal data.  Since then 55 states, including 9 non-European states have …

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Information rights in the digital age: Why we need an effective Information Regulator

Posted 08/10/2019  /   By Michael  /  0 Comments

Information rights play a crucial role in democratic societies, both as important rights in themselves and as enablers of the full array of fundamental rights. The Information Regulator, established in terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA), has yet to be fully operationalised, despite POPIA having been signed into law …

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Data Protection Africa has launched (in beta)!

Posted 01/10/2019  /   By Michael  /  0 Comments

The ALT Advisory team is proud to announce the beta launch of our latest special project, Data Protection Africa. This is the first iteration of our online open-access portal that provides information on data protection laws and access to data protection authorities in 31 African countries. The website will be updated as existing laws are amended, …

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