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Daily Dashboard | Opinions on improving data protection in African nations Related reading: Notes from the IAPP, September 17, 2021

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  • In an op-ed for The East African, Global Voice Group Technical Director Laurent Sarr discusses avenues to improve data protection across Africa, whether through privacy-enhancing practices or regulation. Sarr touts anonymization tactics as potential solutions before discussing the need to jumpstart regulatory efforts, noting how African countries "have for some time lagged behind their global counterparts."
  • Business Daily published an op-ed calling on Kenya's Office of the Data Protection Commissioner to increase its regulatory activity. The publisher pointed to an Ernst & Young survey showing 41% of Kenyan firms transferred data to third parties in violation of the Data Protection Act.

Editor's note: Cathy-Eitel Nzume, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, examined growth in African data protection regulation for The Privacy Advisor.

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