Issues in Privacy and Data Protection

African Data Privacy Laws

Editors: Makulilo, Alex B. (Ed.)

  • Offers a first time analyses of all jurisdictions with data protection legislation in Africa
  • Brings together a wide range of data protection perspectives from different African countries
  • Contains contributions from both scholars in privacy and data protection and practitioners
  • Canvasses data privacy law in the major legal systems in Africa: common and civil law
  • Covers the South African mixed legal system
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About this book

This volume presents analyses of data protection systems and of 26 jurisdictions with data protection legislation in Africa, as well as additional selected countries without comprehensive data protection laws. In addition, it covers all sub-regional and regional data privacy policies in Africa. Apart from analysing data protection law, the book focuses on the socio-economic contexts, political settings and legal culture in which such laws developed and operate. It bases its analyses on the African legal culture and comparative international data privacy law.

In Africa protection of personal data, the central preoccupation of data privacy laws, is on the policy agenda. The recently adopted African Union Cyber Security and Data Protection Convention 2014, which is the first and currently the only single treaty across the globe to address data protection outside Europe, serves as an illustration of such interest. In addition, there are data protection frameworks at sub-regional levels for West Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa. Similarly, laws on protection of personal data are increasingly being adopted at national plane. Yet despite these data privacy law reforms there is very little literature about data privacy law in Africa and its recent developments. This book fills that gap. 

About the authors

Alex B. Makulilo (Dr.jur) is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Information, Health and Medical Law (IGMR), Faculty of Law at the University of Bremen in Germany. Prior to that Makulilo worked as a Senior Lecturer of Information and Communications Law at the Open University of Tanzania, the academic rank he still holds today. He is an advocate of the High Court of Tanzania. Makulilo is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the International Privacy Law Library (http://www.worldlii.org/int/special/privacy) of the World Legal Information Institute. He possesses considerable and diverse experience both in academia and legal industry with a keen research, teaching, and practitioner focus on Information and Communication Technology Law as it relates to privacy, data protection, intellectual property, cybersecurity, electronic commerce, and internet governance in Africa. Makulilo has published numerous articles and book reviews on these subjects in international peer-review journals and has presented at national and international conferences. His first book Privacy and Data Protection in Africa (2014) is a pioneering work for data privacy in Africa. Makulilo holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Master of Laws in Information and Communications Technology Law from the University of Oslo in Norway and Doctor Juris (suma cum laude) from the University of Bremen in Germany.

Reviews

“The proper use of section headings … is greatly helpful for processing the substance in the first read and locating the information when needed later on. The comprehensive, detailed lists of references, legislations, cases and additional resources … make them competent as convenient reference books for students, researchers and practitioners studying data protection law in those jurisdictions. … serve as valuable sources of comparative materials, and thus help gain a better understanding of other data protection regimes.” (Jiahong Chen, International Journal of Law and Information Technology, Vol. 25 (3), 2017)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • The Context of Data Privacy in Africa

    Makulilo, Alex B.

    Pages 3-23

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  • Data Protection in North Africa: Tunisia and Morocco

    Makulilo, Alex B.

    Pages 27-44

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  • Information Privacy in Nigeria

    Nwankwo, Iheanyi Samuel

    Pages 45-76

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  • Data Protection Law in Burkina Faso

    Ouiminga, Krissiamba Moumouni

    Pages 77-98

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  • Data Protection in Zimbabwe

    Ncube, Caroline B.

    Pages 99-116

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eBook 118,99 €
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Hardcover 145,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-47315-4
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 145,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-83708-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
African Data Privacy Laws
Editors
  • Alex B. Makulilo
Series Title
Issues in Privacy and Data Protection
Series Volume
33
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47317-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47317-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47315-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83708-6
Series ISSN
2352-1929
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 379
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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