Africa Topic Page

Here, you can find the IAPP’s collection of coverage, analysis and resources related to privacy and data protection in Africa.

Additional News and Resources

Nigeria’s DPA moves toward improved regulatory enforcement

Worldcoin case a ‘watershed moment’ for data protection in Kenya

Report: Half of Middle East-North African companies don’t yet realize business imperative of data privacy

FPF publishes overview of Tanzania’s PIPA

Privacy Around the Globe: Nigeria

Nigeria releases draft Data Protection Bill

State of Internet Freedom in Africa

Tanzanian Parliament expected to receive Personal Information Protection Bill

Potential Kenya-US trade deal could be favorable to Big Tech

Privacy and personal data protection in Africa: A rights-based survey of legislation in eight countries

South African DPA launches enforcement committee

Data privacy on the African continent: Opportunities, challenges and implications for learning analytics

Biometric Technology in Nigeria: Examining Data Privacy Concerns

Gambian officials look to bring country’s data protection standards closer to EU

Nearly 5,800 Nigerians trained on country’s data protection regulation last year

Protecting data protection rights in Kenya

Kenya law penalizes lenders that share personal data

Data Protection Obligations of Cloud Providers and Customers in Nigeria

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Africa’s Digital Healthcare System

IBA African Data Protection Guide for Lawyers in Africa

South African regulator creates data-processing code of conduct guidelines

South African surveillance law ruled unconstitutional

Privacy profession sees growth in Nigeria

Data protection concerns raised with Somalia’s digitization

POPIA Privacy Notice and Compliance Checklists

POPIA Privacy Notice and Compliance Checklists

Togo adopts order on personal data protection

Kenya appoints its first ever data protection commissioner

Kenya appoints its first ever data protection commissioner

Rwanda data protection bill approved

Op-ed: Businesses should take ‘holistic’ approach to Egypt’s PDPL

New law in Egypt protects anonymity of abuse victims

After 7-year wait, South Africa’s Data Protection Act enters into force

Kenya takes important step forward in data protection

Kenya approves data protection law

Egypt passes first data protection law

Morocco, Tunisia sign on to Council of Europe’s ‘Convention 108’ treaties

Privacy is Paramount: Personal Data Protection in Africa

Rwanda announces plans for countrywide DNA database

Aligning Morocco’s privacy protections with the GDPR

Egypt’s Parliament passes data-sharing legislation for ride-hailing apps

GDPR matchup: South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act