South Africa approves data management directive

(Apr 18, 2024) South Africa's Department of Public Service and Administration Minister Noxolo Kiviet approved a directive on data management. The directive is a "legal inst... Read More

Nigeria's digital ID program issues 104M identification numbers

(Apr 3, 2024) Biometric Update reports 104 million people have registered for Nigeria's digital ID program, reaching nearly 70% of its 148 million registration goal. The c... Read More

South Africa's DPA reports on recent data protection investigations

(Mar 29, 2024) South Africa's Information Regulator detailed its investigations into its enforcement of the Protection of Personal Information Act and the Promotion of Acce... Read More

General Motors halts data broker sharing

(Mar 25, 2024) The New York Times reports General Motors is no longer sharing driver data with LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Verisk after the paper reported on the practice... Read More

Kenya orders TikTok to show privacy law compliance

(Mar 25, 2024) Kenya's Office of the Data Protection Commissioner informed TikTok it needs to prove it is in compliance with the Data Protection Act, Bizcommunity reports. ... Read More

IAPP updates Global Privacy Law and DPA Directory

(Mar 19, 2024) The IAPP updated its Global Privacy Law and DPA Directory with n... Read More

Study examines reliance on third-party cookies for advertisers

(Mar 6, 2024) MediaPost reports a study from 33Across found advertisers still rely primarily on third-party cookies, despite several internet browsers planning to deprecat... Read More

Somalia establishes data protection authority

(Feb 29, 2024) Somalia established a data protection authority 24 Feb., News Blaze reports. The Somali Data Protection Authority is charged with preventing data misuse and ... Read More

South Africa's DPA issues first POPIA direct marketing order

(Feb 27, 2024) South Africa's Information Regulator announced its first direct marketing enforcement under the Protection of Personal Information Act. The regulator ordered... Read More

Nigeria DPC publishes guidance for data controller, processor registration requirements

(Feb 21, 2024) The Nigeria Data Protection Commission issued guidance for the registration requirements for data controllers and processors with "particular value or signif... Read More