By Alex B. Makulilo (eds.)
This quantity offers analyses of knowledge safeguard structures and of 26 jurisdictions with info security laws in Africa, in addition to extra chosen international locations with out accomplished info defense legislation. moreover, it covers all sub-regional and neighborhood facts privateness guidelines in Africa. except analysing facts security legislations, the e-book makes a speciality of the socio-economic contexts, political settings and felony tradition within which such legislation built and function. It bases its analyses at the African criminal tradition and comparative overseas information privateness law.
In Africa safety of private information, the important preoccupation of knowledge privateness legislation, is at the coverage time table. The lately followed African Union Cyber defense and information defense conference 2014, that is the 1st and at present the one unmarried treaty around the globe to deal with info security outdoor Europe, serves for example of such curiosity. additionally, there are facts defense frameworks at sub-regional degrees for West Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa. equally, legislation on defense of private facts are more and more being followed at nationwide airplane. but regardless of those information privateness legislations reforms there's little or no literature approximately facts privateness legislation in Africa and its fresh advancements. This publication fills that hole.
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In former Portuguese colonies in Africa (Angola, Cape Verde and Mozambique) privacy is over and above protected in constitutions as habeas data similar to the protection offered to individuals in many Latin American countries. Habeas data provides individuals with a possibility of legal action of access to public databases for the purpose, as necessary, of updating, correcting, removing, or reserving information about the individual concerned. So far there is little case law developed around habeas data provision and it is not clearly known how this right is exercised in practice.
This provision also prohibits searches generally except where it is provided by the law. Private communications are secret. Only justice can authorize, under the conditions and following the procedure provided by the law, the access to their content, their total or partial divulgation. History of the Data Protection Act Law 09/08 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, which is the main Moroccan data protection law,15 was passed by the Moroccan Parliament in December 2008.
African Data Privacy Laws by Alex B. Makulilo (eds.)