The Ministry of Communication, through the Ghana Data Protection Commission, will be hosting the 1st Africa Data Protection and Privacy Conference in partnership with the Network of African Data Protection Authorities from 26 – 27 June 2019 in Accra.
This marks an important milestone in the roadmap toward promoting the enactment of Data Protection and Privacy laws in Africa.
The Conference is expected to bring together established authorities in Africa and Global North counterparts for thought leadership, insights, best practices and high-level strategic content. It will provide a critical platform for promoting Africa’s drive for data protection and privacy laws in Africa.
The Conference will focus on contemporary national and global issues such as the alignment between privacy and the right to information; third-party contractors and the safeguarding of national databases; acceptable national identification and challenges specific to the region; the pace of digitisation and the security of personal data; emerging technologies, artificial intelligence and the ethics of processing; enabling financial inclusion and a cashless system through mobile technology; processing for the global good, for example mass immunisation and international cooperation.
The opening ceremony will take place on Wednesday, 26 June 2019 at the Accra International Conference Centre.