By Alex B. Makulilo (eds.)
This quantity offers analyses of information security platforms and of 26 jurisdictions with facts security laws in Africa, in addition to extra chosen international locations with out entire info security legislation. moreover, it covers all sub-regional and nearby information privateness rules in Africa. except analysing information safety legislation, the booklet specializes in the socio-economic contexts, political settings and felony tradition within which such legislation built and function. It bases its analyses at the African felony tradition and comparative overseas facts privateness law.
In Africa safeguard of private facts, the significant preoccupation of information privateness legislation, is at the coverage schedule. The lately followed African Union Cyber safety and information safety conference 2014, that is the 1st and at present the single unmarried treaty around the globe to handle facts safety open air Europe, serves for example of such curiosity. additionally, there are information security frameworks at sub-regional degrees for West Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa. equally, legislation on safeguard of non-public info are more and more being followed at nationwide airplane. but regardless of those info privateness legislations reforms there's little or no literature approximately information privateness legislation in Africa and its fresh advancements. This booklet fills that hole.
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Only justice can authorize, under the conditions and following the procedure provided by the law, the access to their content, their total or partial divulgation. History of the Data Protection Act Law 09/08 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, which is the main Moroccan data protection law,15 was passed by the Moroccan Parliament in December 2008. It was promulgated by Dahir No. 1-09-15 and was published in the Official Gazette of 5 March 2009. However it gave data controllers a transition period until 5 November 2012 to bring their operations in line with the data protection Act.
By 2008 Tunisia was the first Mediterranean country to enter in a free trade area with EU. 2 The current agenda of EU-Tunisia relations is spelled out in an Action Plan under the European Neighbourhood Policy. Tunisia and the EU are therefore bound by the legally binding treaty in the form of an Association agreement. 3 The Jasmine Revolution and Social Attitudes to Privacy The Jasmine Revolution, the local name for the Arab Spring in Tunisia that saw the ousting of the former Tunisian President El Abidine Ben Ali, was compounded by massive state surveillance of its people, particularly protestors who organized through social media (Twitter and Facebook) raising concerns for privacy.
The two countries have data privacy systems that are largely inspired by the European data protection standards. Both of them have been recently invited by the Council of Europe to accede to its Convention 108 concerning the protection of personal data and its Additional Protocol. Prior to that in 1990s, the European Union signed Association Agreements (AAs) with Tunisia and Morocco for trading relations. The AAs have Annexes of fundamental principles of data protection. This chapter provides an overview of Tunisian and Moccan data protection systems and how such systems developed in a region rich in Arabic and Islamic cultures.
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