By Alex B. Makulilo (eds.)
This quantity offers analyses of information security structures and of 26 jurisdictions with facts safeguard laws in Africa, in addition to extra chosen international locations with out complete info security legislation. additionally, it covers all sub-regional and nearby facts privateness rules in Africa. except analysing facts safeguard legislation, the ebook specializes in the socio-economic contexts, political settings and felony tradition within which such legislation constructed and function. It bases its analyses at the African criminal tradition and comparative overseas information privateness law.
In Africa safeguard of non-public facts, the crucial preoccupation of knowledge privateness legislation, is at the coverage schedule. The lately followed African Union Cyber safety and knowledge defense conference 2014, that is the 1st and at present the one unmarried treaty around the globe to deal with info safeguard outdoors Europe, serves as an example of such curiosity. moreover, there are info security frameworks at sub-regional degrees for West Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa. equally, legislation on security of private info are more and more being followed at nationwide airplane. but regardless of those information privateness legislation reforms there's little or no literature approximately information privateness legislation in Africa and its contemporary advancements. This ebook fills that hole.
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It is noteworthy that the AU Cybersecurity Convention was preceded by other initiatives to protect privacy in Africa. 1/01/10 on Personal Data Protection for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) as well as the Data Protection Model Law 2012 for Southern African Development Community (SADC). It is also important to mention the EAC Legal Framework for Cyber Laws 2008 (Phase I) adopted in 2010 for the East African Community (EAC) states. In contrast to the ECOWAS Act and SADC Model Law, the EAC Frameworks are only recommendations for the member states to adopt the data privacy legislation in compliance with the international data privacy standards.
Through capitalism, Tunisia made progress economically but with little democratic reforms. Since Tunisia’s democratic reforms did not accompany the economic progress it was labelled authoritarian regime due to its tendency of suppressing opposition and censoring news. The Tunisian legal system is heavily influenced by the French civil law, while the Law of Personal Status is based on Islamic law. The Law of Personal Status is applied to all Tunisians regardless of their religion. However, Sharia courts were abolished in 1956.
109 Thirdly, the role of former colonial powers (from Europe) in Africa in cultivating data privacy in their respective former colonies in addition to the influence of EU Directive and CoE Convention, make the influence of European data privacy standards in Africa more dominant. 5 National Protection of Personal Data Data privacy laws are not indigenous of any African nation. They originated from Western nations. In Africa privacy is protected in most national constitutions. However being framed as a broad right, it has not been well enforced.
African Data Privacy Laws by Alex B. Makulilo (eds.)