The protection and safeguarding of personal data is increasingly becoming a challenge in the 4th Industrial Revolution. Countries around the world are calling on data controllers, users and processors of personal data to be prudent in the management, storage and use of this 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 continuing to advance the growth and development of data protection and privacy in Africa and as one of the largest gatherings on data protection and privacy in Africa, the 2022 Data Protection Africa Summit is being organized by the Africa Digital Rights Hub in collaboration with the Information Regulator of South Africa under the theme, “Developing Data Protection for Africa’s Digital Economy”.
The Summit brings together data controllers, processors, tech companies, policy makers, regulators, innovators, business communities and individuals to discuss and proffer solutions to the emerging issues on data protection/privacy in Africa.
To support the creation of an enabling environment for the collection and use of personal data as a strategic and critical resource for socio-economic development; the objective of the Summit is to build capacity, facilitate collaboration, showcase expertise, and explore the issues facing data protection/privacy on the African continent.
EXPECTED OUTCOMES OF THE SUMMIT
Influence the development of relevant national and regional frameworks for data protection.
Build industry capacity to ensure data protection compliance on the Continent.
Formulate key lessons and issues for advocacy.
Explore avenues for regional cooperation and collaboration between African regulators, policy makers and their counterparts around the world.
Create opportunities for strategic collaboration, partnership, and cooperation amongst all stakeholders.
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