Find out more about the leaders putting the 2023 Data Protection Africa Summit together.
Chairperson, Executive Board, Africa Digital Rights Hub
Justice Samuel Kofi Date-Bah is currently Chairman of both the Electronic Communication Tribunal, and of the Law Reform Commission.
He was a member of the Supreme Court of Ghana from 2003 to 2013, before which he served as a Special Adviser (Legal) at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London from 1984 till 2003.
Prior to this, he was engaged as a law Professor at the Universities of Ghana, Nairobi, and Calabar (Nigeria), with visiting appointments at Lincoln College, Oxford, and the Yale Law School. Educated at the University of Ghana (LL.B, first class honors 1965), the Yale Law School (LL.M, 1967) and the London School of Economics (Ph.D.1969), he was called to the Ghana Bar in 1969.
Elected a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2000, he is a member of the International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law and was a member of the UNIDROIT Working Group which formulated the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts. Professor Date-Bah has published extensively on Ghanaian law and international commercial law; his latest, a book entitled: Reflections on the Supreme Court of Ghana (2015).
After retiring from the bench, he remained Chairman of the Ghana Law Reform Commission and the Data Protection Commission of Ghana till January 2017.
He Chaired the National Data Protection Conferences held in Accra in 2016 and 2017. He was re-appointed Chairman of the Law Reform Commission in 2017. He was decorated with the Order of the Volta in 2015.
She is a human rights lawyer with expertise spanning the three information related rights of freedom of expression, access to information and privacy. Dr Shyllon has led and participated in developing regional normative frameworks as well as engaged in research, capacity building and advocacy in relation to these three information related rights across Africa and the Middle East.
Senior Partner, Nsiah Akuetteh & Co
Teki Akuetteh is an ICT/Telecom Lawyer, a Privacy/Data Protection Consultant and Senior Partner at a law firm based in Accra, Ghana. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Africa Digital Rights Hub, a member of the UN Global Pulse Privacy Advisory Group, and a non-resident fellow of the Center for Global Development. Previously, Teki has worked for the Government of Ghana in the development of several key legislations for the ICT sector including the Data Protection Act, 2012 (Act 843), Electronic Communications Act, 2008 (Act 775), and Electronic Transactions Act, 2012 (Act 772). She was also the first Executive Director of the Data Protection Commission of Ghana. Teki holds an LLM in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland and a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Political Science from the University of Ghana (Legon), Accra – Ghana.
ISACA Accra President
Daniel is Head of Group Investigations, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI). He has previously held roles in Ecobank including Head of Audit, eProcess International S.A, a fully-owned technology services subsidiary of ETI, and Group Manager, Information Systems Audit at ETI. Daniel has 25 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Ecobank, Daniel worked in KPMG Ghana as a management consultant