Africa

Africa Resources

COVID-19 and Digital Rights: A Compendium on Health Surveillance Stories in Africa

Tags - Best Practices, Country Context, Introduction to Data Protection, Securing Personal Data, Systems of Data Collection
Africa
English

Paradigm Initiative, 2021

The report presents a compilation of stories about privacy violations, creation of public policies related to data protection, defense of privacy; all of them occurred during the health emergency due to COVID-19.

Understanding the Lived Effects of Digital ID

Tags - Systems of Data Collection
Africa
English, French, Spanish

The Engine Room, 2019

The website contains multiple reports and other resources (articles, images, graphs) that explain the main findings on digital identity systems in 5 countries: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Thailand and Zimbabwe.

ICTs, Privacy and Data Protection in Africa

Tags - Introduction to Data Protection
Africa
English

CIPESA, 2018

A document with the most important challenges and Trends in Africa regarding data protection and privacy. It also contains information about permitted Interception and Surveillance, Mandatory SIM Card Registration, and State Acquisition and Deployment of Surveillance Technologies in the region.

AYETA Digital Rights Toolkit

Tags - Best Practices, Securing Personal Data
Africa
English

Paradigm Initiative, 2020

The toolkit is designed with the overarching aim of addressing the growing need to safeguard digital rights defenders, journalists, whistle blowers, and others working with sensitive information in the global South. It contains a list of basic concepts, resources, actors, etc.

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Africa Blog Posts

25 minutes /
This report is one of three reports funded through the ADAPT project that explore how data is used and abused by governments and non-state actors alike, and how users can better advocate for their privacy. How does one build resistance to datafication with those already at the front lines of fighting gender inequality? The report, based on research conducted by...
Chenai Chair

Chenai Chair

30 minutes /
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 while significantly under-resourced with small...
ADAPT

ADAPT

20 minutes /
These two separate reports are part of a series funded through the ADAPT project that explore how data is used and abused by governments and non-state actors alike, and how users can better advocate for their privacy. Both reports are based on extensive research conducted by Seyram Avle, an Assistant Professor of Global Digital Media at the University of Massachusetts,...
Seyram Avle

Seyram Avle

20 minutes /
This report is the first of three reports funded through the ADAPT project that explore how data is used and abused by governments and non-state actors alike, and how users can better advocate for their privacy. The report, based on research conducted by Kuda Hove and Otto Saki over the past four months, analyzes the challenges, but also opportunities, for...
Kuda Hove and Otto Saki

Kuda Hove and Otto Saki