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The social media conundrum

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Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram and other social media technologies are hugely popular. But there is a dark side: misinformation and hate speech can affect societies in very negative ways. African governments are part of the global push to regulate social media – but how far should they go? Digital communication is in the crosshairs of the […]

Overview of Data Privacy and Protection in Lesotho

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What is data protection?  The protection of personal information is essential to fulfilling the fundamental principle and value of personal privacy and personal information privacy. As such, data protection is the process of safeguarding important information from corruption, compromise or loss.  Does Lesotho Have data protection laws? Lesotho implements the right to privacy under the […]

Cyber-Attacks: How the Tanzanian laws protect us

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As Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pushes people to work from home or businesses to adopt work-from-home policies, it is equally opening home networks to cyber-attacks. Cybercriminals are targeting businesses and employees to capture personal and office documents as well as sensitive digital files. it is not uncommon for a person working remotely to receive an email or […]

Data protection overview in Cameroon

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The increased use of digital platforms requires the collection and storage of a wide range of personal data. Thus, some websites, commercial companies, public entities, health care establishments, banks, and others often hold valuable information in digital form, on their customers or users. Protecting such data has become a major regulatory and legislative concern in […]

General overview of data privacy and security laws in Zimbabwe

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Introduction and definition of personal data This is an overview of the laws in Zimbabwe that govern the protection of personal data. The definition of personal information (data) is recorded information about an identifiable person which includes: • The person’s name, address or telephone number • The person’s race, national or ethnic origin, religious or […]

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