Morocco hosts a gathering of African privacy and data protection authorities


The National Data Protection Authority (CNDP) is staging an international conference on 22 February 2018 in Casablanca on the protection of privacy and personal data in Africa. 

Led by the heads of African data protection authorities, the Chair of the International Conference, the head of France’s CNIL, the European Data Protection Supervisor and the Vice-Chair of the Belgian authority as well as experts from the European Commission, the Council of Europe and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, the event will enable participants to learn about and discuss the role that privacy and personal data protection should play in the African economy together with the measures needed to enable Africans to benefit from technological advances without exposing their private lives, and the impact of the new European data protection regulation (GDPR) on African economies.