Developing AI Talent for the Nigerian Public Service: The Role of NITDA/NCAIR
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…
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)
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)
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).
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.
Governmental Assessment of Mobile Apps during Covid 19.
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…
Preparing a Standard Privacy Notice
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.
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.
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
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…..
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.
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…
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
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.
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…
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 …
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.