The first major meeting of African data protection authorities will take place at the ID4Africa conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, June 18, Biometric Update reports. The Round Table of African Data Protection Authorities will discuss awareness, capacity and enforcement of data protection while addressing the role of large multinational corporations, limitations on national security and law enforcement use, and legitimate processing and consent. “Our objective is essentially to allow the authorities to network and coordinate their positions on this important matter, and then also at least understand the concerns and the priorities of the regulators with these digital systems,” said Teki Akuetteh Falconer, the former executive director of Ghana’s Data Protection Commission and roundtable chairman. World Privacy Forum Founder and Executive Director Pam Dixon will serve as rapporteur for the meeting.
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