Data privacy has become crucial, especially in the Covid era. There is a greater need for responsible use of consumers’ data and the protection of their right to privacy from exploitation, harm and criminal conduct.
To shed more light on data privacy, AGA-Africa Programme in collaboration with the Department of Mercantile Law, University of Pretoria (UP), held a webinar on “Data Privacy Regulation: Covid-19 and Beyond” on 29th July, 2021.
The webinar was aimed at facilitating critical discussions on the current developments of data privacy regulation whilst combatting the challenges brought upon by the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa, United States, Ghana and Kenya. The discussions were also aimed at providing critical solutions to enhance effective data privacy regulation and enforcement in these countries.
The training was graced by Prof. Jacolien Barnard, Associate Professor, Department Mercantile of Law, University of Pretoria and John Ukegbu, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, New Jersey Office, Northeast, New Jersey Legal Service (NNJLS), United States, with a special appearance by Frances Nicotra, President, Hudson County Bar Association.
The discussions were led by seasoned subject matter experts Dr. Isaac M. Rutenberg, Director, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT), Strathmore Law School, Kenya, Prof. Sylvia Papadopoulos, Associate Professor, Department of Mercantile Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa, Kimathi Kuenyehia, Managing Partner, Kimathi & Partners, Ghana, Khushbu Patel, Quality Assurance Specialist, Hill Holiday, United States, Dr. Patrick Lebene Adonoo, Director Regulatory And Compliance, Data Protection Commission, Ghana, while Prof. Jacolien Barnard, Professor, Department Mercantile of Law, Law Faculty, University of Pretoria and John Ukegbu, Esq. Senior Staff Attorney, New Jersey Office, Northeast New Jersey Legal Service (NNJLS), United States moderated the sessions.
AGA-Africa Programme Country Coordinator for South Africa Kim Robinson brought the successful webinar to a close.