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

Roundup: Brazil, EU, South Africa, US and more

(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

South African regulator creates data-processing code of conduct guidelines

(Feb 23, 2021) South Africa's Information Regulator published guidelines for entities creating voluntary codes of conduct for processing data under the Protection of Person... Read More

South African surveillance law ruled unconstitutional

(Feb 5, 2021) The Constitutional Court of South Africa rendered the country's Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Informati... Read More

Privacy profession sees growth in Nigeria

(Jan 26, 2021) The Nigerian Tribune reports Nigeria's National Information Technology Development Agency has more data protection and privacy professionals than any African... Read More

Roundup: China, EU, US and more

(Jan 25, 2021) In this week’s global legislative roundup, WhatsApp could face a 50 million euro fine for allegedly failing to adhere to EU General Data Protection Regulatio... Read More

'Privacy Around the Globe: Ghana'

(Jan 25, 2021) In this month's installment of "Privacy Around the Globe," IAPP Vice President and Chief Knowledge Officer Omer Tene will speak with Data Protection Commissi... Read More

Plan to document babies' biometrics raises privacy concerns in South Africa

(Jan 8, 2021) Digital rights groups are concerned a new registration system under which detailed biometrics of every baby born in South Africa would be captured could resu... Read More

Data protection concerns raised with Somalia's digitization

(Jan 5, 2021) The Guardian reports a rapid increase in the utilization of digital technologies is causing privacy concerns in Somalia. Nonprofit organizations fear the per... Read More