African Data Privacy Laws by Alex B. MakuliloAfrican Data Privacy Laws by Alex B. Makulilo

African Data Privacy Laws

byAlex B. Makulilo

Hardcover | December 15, 2016

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This volume presents analyses of data protection systems and of 26 jurisdictions with data protection legislation in Africa, as well as additional selected countries without comprehensive data protection laws. In addition, it covers all sub-regional and regional data privacy policies in Africa. Apart from analysing data protection law, the book focuses on the socio-economic contexts, political settings and legal culture in which such laws developed and operate. It bases its analyses on the African legal culture and comparative international data privacy law.

In Africa protection of personal data, the central preoccupation of data privacy laws, is on the policy agenda. The recently adopted African Union Cyber Security and Data Protection Convention 2014, which is the first and currently the only single treaty across the globe to address data protection outside Europe, serves as an illustration of such interest. In addition, there are data protection frameworks at sub-regional levels for West Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa. Similarly, laws on protection of personal data are increasingly being adopted at national plane. Yet despite these data privacy law reforms there is very little literature about data privacy law in Africa and its recent developments. This book fills that gap.

Alex B. Makulilo (Dr.jur) is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Information, Health and Medical Law (IGMR), Faculty of Law at the University of Bremen in Germany. Prior to that Makulilo worked as a Senior Lecturer of Information and Communications Law at the Open University of Tanzania, the academic rank he still holds...
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Title:African Data Privacy LawsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:379 pagesPublished:December 15, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319473158

ISBN - 13:9783319473154

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Table of Contents

Part I Overview
1. The Context of Data Privacy in Africa
Alex B. Makulilo

Part II National Data Privacy Laws
2. Data Protection in North Africa,Tunisia and Morocco
Alex B. Makulilo

3. Information Privacy in Nigeria
Iheanyi Samuel Nwankwo

4. Data Protection Law in Burkina Faso
Krissiamba Moumouni Ouiminga

5. Data Protection in Zimbabwe
Caroline Ncube

6. Privacy and Data Protection in Uganda
Ronald Kakungulu-Mayambala

7. Towards Data Protection Law in Ethiopia
Alebachew Birhanu Enyew

8. Data Privacy Law Reforms in Tanzania
Patricia Boshe

9. Data Protection Law in South Africa
Anneliese Roos

10. The Right to Privacy and Data Protection in Ghana
Dominic N. Dagbanja

11. Data Protection in Cape Verde: An Analysis of the State of the Art
João Luís Traça Pedro and Marques Gaspar

12. Protection of Personal Data in Senegal
Patricia Boshe

13. Data Protection of the Indian Ocean Islands, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar
Alex B. Makulilo

14. Data Protection Regulation in Burundi
Patricia Boshe

15. Data Protection in Kenya
Alex B. Makulilo and Patricia Boshe

16. Privacy and Data Protection in Lesotho
Alex B. Makulilo and Kuena Mophethe

17. Data Protection in Angola
João Luís Traça and Francisca Correia

18. Data Protection in Mozambique - inception phase
João Luís Traça and Lídia Neves

Part III Comparative Conclusions
19. Future of Data Protection in Africa
Alex B. Makulilo

Editorial Reviews

"The proper use of section headings . is greatly helpful for processing the substance in the first read and locating the information when needed later on. The comprehensive, detailed lists of references, legislations, cases and additional resources . make them competent as convenient reference books for students, researchers and practitioners studying data protection law in those jurisdictions. . serve as valuable sources of comparative materials, and thus help gain a better understanding of other data protection regimes." (Jiahong Chen, International Journal of Law and Information Technology, Vol. 25 (3), 2017)