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Towards building a safer digital environment for Children

Admin| August 31, 2022 | Articles

Across the world, children are at risk of being exposed to harm, abuse, violence, and exploitation in the ever-developing digital environment. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic further plunged the world into forcefully relying on….

Developing AI Talent for the Nigerian Public Service: The Role of NITDA/NCAIR

Admin| August 4, 2022 | Articles

In November 2020, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) set up a subsidiary knownas the National Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (NCAIR) to spearhead government

State of Play: Funding in Nigeria’s AI-Focused Startup

Admin| August 1, 2022 | Articles

This report examined the state of Artificial Intelligence (AI) funding in Nigerian startups from 2020 into the first 4(four) months of 2022. The research reviewed 22(twenty-two) projects to form the
basis for the report.

The Nigerian Franchise Bill : Analysis and Comparison with other Jurisdictions

Admin| July 19, 2022 | Articles

The Nigerian International Franchising Association defines franchising as a business arrangement whereby the franchisor, usually an established brand operating in a local or foreign market…

3G Network Shutdown in the USA: Ripple effect in the African Market.

Admin| June 10, 2022 | Articles

In November 2021, the US telecommunications regulator, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the gradual shutdown of 3G networks across the country commencing 

Comparing Tax Regimes under African Startup Laws/Bills

Admin| May 17, 2022 | Articles

The tax burden placed on businesses, startups, corporates, and industries alike, can frequently mean the difference between their capacity to expand, create jobs, and invest in innovation. This is more so for startups that are usually…

Deploying Electronic Health Record for Research

Admin| May 12, 2022 | Articles

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have witnessed increased use in recent years because they can improve
healthcare service quality and enable more efficient time use – information on events that impact patient care …..

Corporate Digital Responsibility and Corporate Ethics

Admin| May 06, 2022 | Articles

The conversation concerning proliferation of technological products and services is
increasingly spiralling beyond convenience to considerations for ethics and impact of
technology on the society and the people. 

 

Startup Law in Africa: Highlights and Comparisons- Infographics

Admin| Mar 18, 2022 | Articles

 African countries are taking steps in the direction of strengthening regulations that empower the operation and success of startup across the continent.

 

The Role of Consumer Protection Authorities in Regulating Digital Services

Admin| Mar 15, 2022 | Articles

In the recent decade, advances in information and communication technology have greatly changed lives and opened up new possibilities for consumers and businesses. However, it also confronts consumers with…

Exploring the use of Deceptive Design in the Tech Ecosystem

Admin| Mar 25, 2022 | Articles

More often than not, the use of dark patterns is often justified as a marketing strategy to bring in more sales or increase the client base of the product. A marketing strategy refers to a business’s overall game plan for reaching prospective consumers and turning them into custo…

Our Stance on Deceptive Design

Admin| Mar 06, 2022 | Articles

Have you ever contemplated the possibility that the world is being manipulated and rejected it as a conspiracy theory? Well, here’s one that is definitely not a conspiracy theory, Dark Patterns. These are user interface and ….

Intellectual Property Forecast for 2022: A Better Future

Jan 15. 2022| Articles

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 Predictions for Privacy and Data Protection in Nigeria in 2022

Jan 13. 2022| Articles

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.

Admin| Jan.5, 2022 | Articles

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

by admin | Jan 1, 2022| Articles

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…

 

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Africa's Digital Healthcare System

Yugbovwre Esther | Nov.26, 2021| Articles

Healthcare systems in Africa suffer from neglect and underfunding leading to severe challenges across the six World Health Organisation (WHO)

Propelling Africa's Economy: The Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

by admin | Mar 8, 2021 | Articles

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)

Morocco’s CNPD releases Guidance on Data Protection Impact Assessment

by admin | Mar 8, 2021 | Articles

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).

Report: Highlight of Data Protection In Africa 2020

by admin | Mar 8, 2021 | Articles

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. 

Governmental Assessment of Mobile Apps during Covid 19.

by admin | Mar 8, 2021 | Articles

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.

by admin | Mar 8, 2021 | Articles

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…

Preparing a Standard Privacy Notice

by admin | Mar 8, 2021 | Articles

This report details what a reasonable  and standard privacy policy should contain taking into consideration all the neccessary provision of the law. 

Review of the Kenyan ICT Practitioners Bill

by admin | Mar 8, 2021 | Articles

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.

Startup Laws in Africa: Highlights and Comparison

by admin | Mar 8, 2021 | Articles

In April 2018, Tunisia became the first African country to pass a Startup Act which officially began to take effect in October 2018.

The WhatsApp Privacy Policy Update 2021: Unpacking the chaff and what it means for Non-EU Users

by admin | Mar 8, 2021 | Articles

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 …

Data Protection and Privacy: Using Social Media in Nigeria

by admin | Mar 8, 2021 | Articles

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

by admin | Mar 8, 2021 | Articles

On 12th January 2021, the Data Protection Commissioner’s office in Kenya invited public comments on its Draft Guideline on Access to…..

Summary and Review of the Senegalese Personal Data Protection Commission (CDP) final 2020 Quarterly Report

by admin | Mar 8, 2021 | Articles

The Senegalese Personal Data Protection Commission (CDP) has released its fourth and final quarterly report for 2020. 

Intellectual Property Forecast for 2021: A Better Time?

by admin | Mar 8, 2021 | Articles

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…

2020: A Year in Cybersecurity, Lessons and Plans for 2021

by admin | Mar 8, 2021 | Articles

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 

Senegalese Deliberation on Geolocation Service

by admin | Mar 8, 2021 | Articles

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. 

Toolkit on Cyber Hygiene for Digital Savvy Lawyers

by admin | Mar 8, 2021 | Articles

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…

Law and Policies affecting Digital Health in Nigeria

by admin | Mar 8, 2021 | Articles

Digital health is the intersection between heath and technology and it looks at how technology can be used to improve the quality of treatment …  

Understanding Traction for Startups

by admin | Mar 8, 2021 | Articles

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.