By Alex B. Makulilo (eds.)
This quantity offers analyses of knowledge safeguard structures and of 26 jurisdictions with facts security laws in Africa, in addition to extra chosen international locations with no accomplished info safeguard legislation. moreover, it covers all sub-regional and neighborhood info privateness regulations in Africa. except analysing facts security legislation, the e-book specializes in the socio-economic contexts, political settings and criminal tradition during which such legislation constructed and function. It bases its analyses at the African criminal tradition and comparative overseas information privateness law.
In Africa defense of non-public information, the valuable preoccupation of knowledge privateness legislation, is at the coverage time table. The lately followed African Union Cyber defense and knowledge defense conference 2014, that's the 1st and presently the one unmarried treaty around the globe to handle facts security open air Europe, serves for example of such curiosity. moreover, there are information safeguard frameworks at sub-regional degrees for West Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa. equally, legislation on safety of non-public info are more and more being followed at nationwide airplane. but regardless of those info privateness legislation reforms there's little or no literature approximately facts privateness legislations in Africa and its contemporary advancements. This e-book fills that hole.
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E 2002, s. 2 (3). B. Makulilo such as the AU Cybersecurity Convention, ECOWAS Supplementary Act, SADC Model Law and EAC Cyberlaw Framework. Secondly, some African countries have acceded to the CoE Convention 108 on data protection while others have been invited by the Council of Europe to accede to the CoE Convention signifying the second international influence from Europe in the data privacy law reform in Africa. 109 Thirdly, the role of former colonial powers (from Europe) in Africa in cultivating data privacy in their respective former colonies in addition to the influence of EU Directive and CoE Convention, make the influence of European data privacy standards in Africa more dominant.
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