The protection and safeguarding of personal data is increasingly becoming a challenge in the 4th Revolution. Countries around the world are therefore calling on data controllers, users and processors of personal data to be prudent in the management, storage and use of data. More recently Africa has also witnessed an increase in this drive, with countries and industries pushing for more efficient data protection and privacy regimes.
In further advancing the course of data protection and privacy in Africa, the annual Data Protection Africa Summit (the first of its kind) is being organised by the Africa Digital Rights’ Hub (ADRH) to bring data controllers, processors, tech companies, policy makers, regulators, innovators, business communities and individuals together to discuss and proffer solutions to the emerging issues on data protection/privacy.
The objective is to build capacity, facilitate collaboration, showcase expertise and explore the issue of data protection/privacy on the African continent by creating an enabling environment for the collection and use of personal data as a strategic and critical resource for socio-economic development in the 4th Industrial Revolution.
This maiden Summit, organised in collaboration with the Mauritian Data Protection Office, will be held from 19th – 23rd November, 2018 in Mauritius under the theme ‘BREAKING NEW FRONTIERS’.
With over 800 participants, more than 40 topics, 50 subject-matter experts and exhibitors from around the world, the Summit will be one of the largest gatherings on data protection and privacy in Africa.