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Why African Countries Should Be Concerned About the GDPR

The changes introduced by the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (‘GDPR’) have been a cause for concern for many countries and businesses. It is an even bigger cause for concern in Africa, as the continent has an array of standards of national data protection legislation while many African countries have no data protection legislation at all. Juliet Wangui Maina discusses some of the issues facing African organisations and how they can ensure compliance with the GDPR.

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