ICT & Data Protection

This wide-ranging category covers the essentials of internet law, from data protection, electronic transactions, selling and marketing goods and services online, to restricted activities and cybercrime. The ICT category includes practicalities such as the requirements for collecting, storing, processing, repurposing and transferring data; and license requirements for online activities; and also highlights certain local sensivities.

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Topics covered

The following topics are covered in detail under the ICT & Data Protection category for each country (click to expand):
Legal framework
Trends and practice
ICT & Data Protection

Practical Q&A format

This category contains detailed and up-to-date local guidance, in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format, in relation to all aspects of information, communications and technology law, including data protection, privacy, cybersecurity, and electronic contracts and signatures, in a particular African country. If you have a question that is not answered, we’ll source the response for you. Sample questions include:
Are online analytics on identified target groups allowed?
Are there rules governing the use of cookies?
Can a contract be concluded electronically and, if so, what requirements need to be met?
Are e-signatures possible?
Where the contract is silent on the issue, how is the governing law of an electronic contract determined?
What are the key principles for lawfully collecting, storing and processing personal data?
What types of personal data are protected?
Are there any proactive compliance requirements corporate entities must meet to prevent cybercrime, both in general and for particular industries?
Are specific forms of marketing and advertising outlawed or restricted?
Are there any sensitivities that non-locals should be aware of when doing business in the country?

Benefits of the ICT & Data Protection category of Afriwise

If you collect, store or process personal information about individuals in African countries; sell software; or sign contracts with counterparts electronically, the Afriwise platform, and this category in particular, is a must. Afriwise is more powerful than any other solution as it provides accurate, up-to-date and plain-language guidance in relation to all your questions, is interactive, and also notifies you when there are legal updates you should be aware of.
Afriwise subscribers benefit from:
  • 24/7 access to our online platform
  • detailed practical guidance and insights on all aspects of this area of law
  • overviews of the applicable laws and upcoming changes, as well as alerts to important legal developments
  • downloadable copies of all relevant laws and regulations
  • direct access to vetted local ICT law experts
  • valuable tools such as powerful search engine with relevant filters
  • country comparisons
  • a clarification-request tool
  • note-taking
  • ... and much more.
Gain full visibility across the local ICT law landscape.

Afriwise connects organisations to outstanding quality and up-to-date legal, risk and business information and local expertise for African countries. We give you deep understanding about African markets, online, and help you proactively comply with local regulations.

Our award-winning solution offers an innovative way to source key information about privacy, personal data protection and ICT-related legal requirements and practices in a particular African country.

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