Data Protection Guide for Bar Associations and Regulators in Africa: Key Issues

17 May 2021 1400 - 1500 BST

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A webinar presented by the IBA African Regional Forum

There have been significant changes and developments in the law regarding data protection, particularly in the European Union with GDPR. This has raised issues as to the level of awareness of data protection regulation in Africa. The increased use of technology and electronic means of transmitting, storing and retrieving data has given rise to an increased need to safeguard data privacy. This webinar will explore the exciting developments in this fast-growing area of the law.

Topics covered include:

  • Launching the Data Protection Guide for Bar Associations and Regulators in Africa
  • A review of the guide by a practitioner
  • A review of the guide by a data protection regulator
  • Exposition on the likely developments in data protection in Africa


  • Pieter Steyn, Werksmans/LEX Africa, Johannesburg; Member, IBA African Regional Forum Advisory Board
  • Teki Akuetteh Falconer, Nsiah Akuetteh & Co., Accra; Membership Officer, IBA Communications Law Committee
  • Olufemi Daniel, Head of Regulations Monitoring and Compliance, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Abuja
  • Ralph T O'Brien Global Privacy and Security Advisor, REINBO Consulting, London
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