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Africa's Lack of Data Protection and Cybercrime Laws Has Created Deep Vulnerabilities. But Is Change On The Way?

May 27, 2020, The American Lawyer

Robert Kayihura is quoted in The American Lawyer regarding COVID-19's impact on the urgent need for African cyber laws. Mr. Kayihura says, “Only nine African countries have data protection legislation and another 22 have draft regulations pending.”

He adds that the impetus for change appears to be increasing, not least by way of an ambitious plan to create a single digital economy in Africa by 2030. “This includes building technology platforms that can track goods and services and exchange data securely,” he says.

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