Digital ID in Nigeria: A Case Study

The Engine Room, 2020

The report seeks to explore the impressions of different actors of the Nigerian digital ecosystem about the normative and technical deployment of the Digital Identity scheme. It consisted of six in-depth interviews with key informants in Abuja and online, as well as interviews and focus group discussions with a diverse group of citizens, including internally displaced persons, people with disabilities, people living in rural areas and affluent areas, and civil society organizations. Some of the conclusions are that there are low levels of public awareness on Digital ID, barriers to registration and use, and a lack of informed consent.

Relevant Links
https://digitalid.theengineroom.org/assets/pdfs/%5BEnglish%5D%20Nigeria%20Case%20Study%20-%20DigitalID%20-%20The%20Engine%20Room.pdf

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Data Protection in Ethiopia

Tags - Country Context, Legal Framework
Ethiopia
English

DLA Piper, 2021 

A summary of the main aspects of the privacy regulations currently in place in Ethiopia.

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
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Paradigm Initiative, 2021

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Tags - Country Context, Introduction to Data Protection, Legal Framework
Nigeria
English

Paradigm Initiative, 2021

This report explores the state of digital rights and data privacy in Nigeria. It outlines how personal data is collected and retained, and how privacy can be breached by both private and state actors; the legal and regulatory framework, and how this functions in practice; and ongoing efforts and recommendations to better protect Nigerians' digital rights and privacy.

Guía básica sobre datos personales para Bolivia

Tags - Introduction to Data Protection
Bolivia
Spanish

Internet Bolivia and Access Now, 2019

A basic guide containing concepts on personal data protection. For example; what is personal data, what is sensitive data, forms of treatment, etc. It also analyzes the situation of data protection and privacy in Bolivia.

Yo protejo mis datos

Tags - Advocacy, Best Practices, Data Protection Laws
Bolivia
Spanish

Internet Bolivia, 2019

A campaign to promote the drafting of a data protection law for Bolivia. It includes multiple resources: articles, videos, guides and a proposal to regulate the data protection local ecosystem.

Unseen Eyes, Unheard Stories: Surveillance, data protection, and freedom of expression in Kenya and Uganda during COVID-19

Tags - Advocacy, Legal Framework, Systems of Data Collection
Kenya
English

KICTANet, 2021

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