Report explores data protection standards in 8 African countries

(May 25, 2021) The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition published a comprehensive report examining the state of data protection in eight African co... Read More

South African regulator exploring actions against WhatsApp

(May 14, 2021) South Africa's Information Regulator announced it is seeking legal advice on how to force WhatsApp to revise its Read More

Rwanda passes data protection bill; Paraguay submits draft law

(May 7, 2021) Rwanda's Chamber of Deputies announced the... Read More

The latest on COVID-19 vaccine passports from Africa, Europe

(Apr 9, 2021) The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention deemed COVID-19 vaccine passports "inappropriate" at this stage o... Read More

Slowly but surely, data protection regulations expand throughout Africa

(Apr 2, 2021) The enactment of data protection legislation across Africa bodes well for the future. The privacy industry has flourished during the last few years. Since th... Read More

Africa's data protection regulation outlook is bright

(Apr 2, 2021) The enactment of data protection legislation across Africa bodes well for the future. While only half of the 54 African countries have enacted data protectio... Read More

Global News Roundup: March 2–8, 2021

(Mar 8, 2021) In this week's global legislative roundup, IAPP Westin Research Fellow Sarah Rippy broke down Virginia's Consumer Data Protection Act signed into law March 2... Read More

Roundup: Africa, Australia, Canada, US and more

(Mar 8, 2021) In this week's global legislative roundup, IAPP Westin Research Fellow Sarah Rippy broke down Virginia's Consumer Data Protection Act signed into law March 2... Read More

South African regulator prohibits WhatsApp from sharing contact info

(Mar 4, 2021) South Africa's Information Regulator ruled Facebook is prohibited from sharing contact information it gathers from WhatsApp users in the country without perm... Read More

Global News Roundup: Feb. 23–March 1, 2021

(Mar 1, 2021) In this week's global legislative roundup, IAPP Legal Research Fellow Cathy Cosgrove looked at the scope of the potential California Privacy Rights Act regul... Read More