Why Ethiopia Urgently Needs a Robust Data Protection Policy

By Befekadu Hailu, Executive Director at the Center for Advancement of Rights and Democracy (CARD)   The Global Context In 2006, the British mathematician Clive Humby coined what is now a popular phrase; “data is the new oil”.  In 2022, five of top earning corporations around the world are working in the area of information […]

El futuro distópico de los datos es ahora

Autores: Sayuri Loza, Cristian León   En el año 2044, la tecnología no será el instrumento liberador de nuestras mentes, sino posiblemente aquello que controle nuestros cuerpos. Ciberdelincuentes, congregaciones, empresas y gobiernos, usarán las tecnologías para recopilar toda la información sobre cada uno de nosotros y nosotras y manipularnos completamente.  Esa es la premisa sobre […]

Understanding the Challenges Data Protection Regulators Face: A Global Struggle Towards Implementation, Independence, and Enforcement

Available in English, Portuguese, and Spanish (see links below) Since 2018, over sixty countries around the world have enacted or proposed new data protection laws, with those numbers steadily increasing each year. Data protection regulatory bodies and agencies are entrusted with massive responsibilities to enforce these newly passed laws across all sectors of society- often […]

ADAPT Data Protection Workshop

Between May 25 and May 28, Internews hosted data protection experts, digital rights advocates, and regulators from Africa and Latin America to explore some of the most pressing data privacy issues around the globe and discuss possible means of promoting stronger data protection policies, regulatory frameworks, and enforcement mechanisms that respect the human rights of […]