How SIM Card Re-registration Violates the Data Protection Act in Kenya

The past few weeks have been abuzz with public outcry over the call to update SIM registration details for all sim card owners by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK). The move has been touted as a step towards improving national security by establishing a comprehensive registry of sim cards and their owners. It is […]

Prospects and Challenges of the Ethiopian Data Protection Commission

Ethiopia has not yet adopted a personal data protection law. While there are some scattered legislations that deal with data protection related issues such as the criminal code and the computer crime proclamation, there is no comprehensive legislation that regulates data protection in Ethiopia. However, in 2020 the government of Ethiopia under the auspices of […]

Independence of Data Protection Authorities: Lessons from the Data Privacy Learning Series

The third workshop of the Data Privacy Learning Series took place on February 1st, 2022, and discussed the challenges in creating and maintaining independent data protection authorities in the ADAPT partner countries, some having passed comprehensive data protection legislation and others currently discussing it. The choice of subject for the workshop was validated by talks […]

Exceptions to Data Protection Regulations: Lessons from the Data Privacy Learning Series

When discussing data protection regulations, particularly the passage of comprehensive data protection laws, the issue of what falls within scope and what exemptions exist to circumvent them often arises. This comes into focus in reviewing the cases in which personal data processing for the purposes of public security, national defense or criminal persecution are weakened […]

The need for regulations to comply with the new Data Protection Law in Ecuador

When talking about personal data, it is essential to study its value, importance, and transversality. Personal data is relevant for the design and architecture of communication technologies; however, we must not ignore its scope of protection. The inappropriate processing of personal data affects the effectiveness of public and private management and the constitutional rights of […]

Overview of the Key Legal Issues and Protections on Data Protection in Ethiopia

Meaning and Scope of Data Protection   The advent of the digital era has transformed the way we communicate and organize our work and personal data in a way unthinkable a few years ago. The internet and the ability of individuals to communicate, store data, share data, and perform all their personal and professional issues […]