Global News Roundup: June 30–July 6, 2020

(Jul 6, 2020) In this week’s Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, learn about the development of South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 and a pr... Read More

South Africa's Data Protection Act enters into force

(Jul 1, 2020) The substantive provisions of South Africa's Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 entered into force July 1. The act aims to promote the protection of... Read More

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

(Jul 1, 2020) South Africa finally has data protection legislation! Although the right to privacy has been enshrined as a fundamental right in the Bill of Rights since 199... Read More

Global News Roundup: June 22–29, 2020

(Jun 29, 2020) In this week's Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, learn how the California Privacy Rights Act qualified for the November ballot, as well as its chan... Read More

Parts of South Africa's privacy law to take effect June 30, July 1

(Jun 23, 2020) South African President Cyril Ramaphosa proclaimed sections of the Protection of Personal Information Act into law and will become effective June 30 and July... Read More

ID4Africa panel talks biometric efforts

(Jun 5, 2020) In an ID4Africa panel discussion, authorities discussed their country's identity programs and the impact of COVID-19, Biometric Update reports. Panelists sai... Read More

Kenya takes important step forward in data protection

(Jun 1, 2020) Kenya’s constitution is among the most progressive in the world, and one clear test is on the question of privacy. Chapter 4 of the constitution, the Bill of... Read More

Kenya takes key step forward with data protection commissioner position

(Jun 1, 2020) In line with the country’s Data Protection Act 2019, Kenya recently advertised the position of data protection commissioner through the Public Service Commis... Read More

Nigerian officials call for collaboration on data protection, privacy

(May 13, 2020) In a virtual meeting, Nigeria’s federal government officials called for more collaboration on data protection and privacy, according to PR Nigeria. Data Anal... Read More

The latest COVID-19 privacy news from Australia, South Africa, US and more

(Apr 29, 2020) As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, here are the latest stories on how the outbreak has affected privacy: Council of Europe Committee of Conve... Read More