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Data Protection Leader
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Volume: 14 Issue: 9
(September 2017)

Keywords:
data protection act human rights constitution

Authors:
alex b. makulilo

Organisations:
the open university of tanzania

Jurisdictions:
africa

Africa: Explaining the hold up with Africa's draft data protection laws

Several African countries have drafted data protection legislation over the last ten years, yet these drafts have not resulted in adopted law. Alex B. Makulilo, Professor of Law and Technology at the Open University of Tanzania, examines the causes of the slow advancement of these data protection bills, the reasons for the absence of privacy law reforms and why, in some cases, efforts to progress draft bills have halted completely in Africa.

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