Capacity building workshops on : Data Regulations, Data Protection Laws and Privacy



Smart Africa organizes for the benefit of the African Network of Personal Data Protection Authorities (RAPDP) within the framework of the Smart Africa Digital Academy a training workshop from May 17, 2021 to May 21, 2021 under the theme « Capacity Building Workshops: Data Regulations, Data Protection Laws and Privacy ».

Below the program of the workshop:


Day Course Outline

Course overview

Trust in the Digital Economy

The evolution of data privacy law, practice and enforcement – what is a smart approach?



An introduction to personal data in the mobile industry, mobile networks, big data analytics, IoT,AI




What accountability and a risk-based approach mean in law and practice




Cross-border data flows, localization


Alignment of DP laws and frameworks


International cooperation and the role of data protection supervisory authorities




Beyond Privacy: emerging strategies to stimulate data-sharing and think more holistically about data use


Wrap up of the course: reviewing what we have learnt and opportunity to revisit specific topics or questions