By Alex B. Makulilo (eds.)
This quantity provides analyses of knowledge safeguard platforms and of 26 jurisdictions with facts safety laws in Africa, in addition to extra chosen nations with no finished info safeguard legislation. moreover, it covers all sub-regional and nearby facts privateness guidelines in Africa. except analysing facts security legislations, the ebook makes a speciality of the socio-economic contexts, political settings and felony tradition during which such legislation built and function. It bases its analyses at the African criminal tradition and comparative overseas info privateness law.
In Africa security of private info, the critical preoccupation of information privateness legislation, is at the coverage time table. The lately followed African Union Cyber defense and knowledge defense conference 2014, that is the 1st and at the moment the one unmarried treaty around the globe to deal with info safeguard outdoor Europe, serves as an example of such curiosity. furthermore, there are info defense frameworks at sub-regional degrees for West Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa. equally, legislation on safety of private information are more and more being followed at nationwide aircraft. but regardless of those information privateness legislations reforms there's little or no literature approximately facts privateness legislations in Africa and its contemporary advancements. This e-book fills that hole.
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The key privacy principles incorporated in these instruments require that personal data must be obtained fairly and lawfully; used only for the original specified purpose; adequate, relevant and not excessive to purpose; accurate and up to date; and destroyed after its purpose is completed. They also require establishment of a supervisory authority to enforce the data protection principles. It is important to note that the Convention number 108 of the Council of Europe concerning the protection of personal data is open to accession by non- European countries.
The data protection authority, the National Commission for the Control and the Protection of Personal Data (CNDP), was established on 30 August 2010. The history of data protection law reform in Morocco is partly linked to three catalysts. First is the desire by Morocco to safeguard its outsourcing industry. 16 The second factor is that the Moroccan Law 09/08 on the protection of personal data was adopted as part of regulatory convergence recorded in the EuroMediterranean Partnership. As early as 1996 Morocco and EU signed the Association Agreement which took effect in March 2000.