Intellectual Property Forecast for 2022: A Better Future
Towards the end of 2020, we came up with some prescription for Intellectual Property (IP) in 2021 based on the occurrence of 2020 and emerging trends at the time…
Legislative prediction for privacy and data protection in Nigeria in 2022
2021 was another eventful year for privacy and data protection in Nigeria. The year witnessed the issuance of two sanctions by the National Information Technology …
2021: A year in Cybersecurity Lessons and Plan for 2022.
2021 seem to have broken the record of zero day report. Zero day vulnerabilities are software flaws unknown to the vendors or cybersecurity community at..
Start-Up Laws in Africa. Vol 2
In April 2018, Tunisia became the first African Country to pass a start-up act which officially began to take effect in October 2018. The Law seek to provide a framework for the resurrection…
COVID-19 and Data Protection in Nigeria : Protecting Health Data and Labour Relations
In the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic, government and privates entities response to the epidemic include the development of technolog…
The COVID-19 Pandemic and Africa's Digital Healthcare System
Healthcare systems in Africa suffer from neglect and underfunding leading to severe challenges across the six World Health Organisation (WHO)
Understanding Traction for Startups
An idea remains an “idea” until transformed into a product or something tangible. These were the words of an Intellectual Property lecturer to his class years ago, and it holds true today.
Startup Laws in Africa: Highlights and Comparison
In April 2018, Tunisia became the first African country to pass a Startup Act which officially began to take effect in October 2018.
Propelling Africa's Economy: The Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial Intelligence (AI), a term often connected with robotics, cloud computing, data analytics and so on, has been considered by many to be a driving force behind the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)
Senegalese Deliberation on Geolocation Service
The Senegalese Data Protection Commission (CDP) recently issued the regulation on the operation of vehicle geolocation systems that result in the processing of personal data.
Report: Highlight of Data Protection In Africa 2020
The year was another remarkable one for data protection in the continent. The milestones range from new legislation, proposed bills to actions from data protection authorities.
Morocco’s CNPD releases Guidance on Data Protection Impact Assessment
Morocco’s Data Protection Authority, the National Commission for the Protection of Personal Data (CNPD) has released its deliberation on Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA).
On 4th of January, 2021, WhatsApp published its new terms of service (terms) and privacy policies (notice) for its users with the option to either accept or defer …
Preparing a Standard Privacy Notice
Accessment of Government COVID-19 Mobile apps in Nigeria
There have been several effort by the Governement to inform, monitor and manage the effect of the pandemic via the usage of mobile apps.
Review of National Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Policy.
The National Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Policy was developed as part of a plan to implement the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy to set in motion the strategy for achieving a dig…
Summary and Review of the Senegalese Personal Data Protection Commission (CDP) final 2020 Quarterly Report
The Senegalese Personal Data Protection Commission (CDP) has released its fourth and final quarterly report for 2020.
Review of the Kenyan ICT Practitioners Bill
In 2016, the first proposed ICT Practitioners Bill was introduced by Hon. Aden Duale to the Kenyan National Assembly, it was however rejected on grounds of repetitiveness.
Data Protection by Design
Even though the legislative framework applicable to DISAP AIR does not make implementing
privacy by design and default an express legal requirement, data protection by design and default
is an effective mechanism for upholding the principles of data protection.
Intellectual Property Forecast for 2021: A Better Time?
Hopes were high, targets were set, meetings and conferences were scheduled. Indeed, we were cruising; 2020 started on a good note. However, the tide of began to turn in February as Australia…
Data Protection and Privacy: Using Social Media in Nigeria
This article looks at the existing laws abd bills that could impart the use of social media through the privacy and data protection prism.
Kenyan Data Protection Commission releases Draft guidelines on access to Personal Data during COVID-19 pandemic
On 12th January 2021, the Data Protection Commissioner’s office in Kenya invited public comments on its Draft Guideline on Access to…..
Law and Policies affecting Digital Health in Nigeria
Digital health is the intersection between heath and technology and it looks at how technology can be used to improve the quality of treatment …
2020: A Year in Cybersecurity, Lessons and Plans for 2021
2020! There have been various recounts of 2020: tales of events that unfolded – the good, but mostly the bad and the very ugly. “Ugly” is too limited a term to describe some of the events which have
Data Protection by Design
Even though the legislative framework applicable to DISAP AIR does not make implementing privacy by design and default an express legal requirement, data protection by design and default is an effective mechanism for upholding the principles of data protection.
Toolkit on Cyber Hygiene for Digital Savvy Lawyers
Lawyers come in contact with sensitive information as part of service delivery, which also makes them vulnerable to cyber-attacks. This information could be trade secrets, confidential, personal…