The Challenges and the Need of Legal Framework for Data Protection in Tanzania: Case Study of Tanzania National Identification Authority (NIDA)

Nagai , Melamari Simon (2013) The Challenges and the Need of Legal Framework for Data Protection in Tanzania: Case Study of Tanzania National Identification Authority (NIDA). Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The main objective of this Research was to analyse various Legislations, Policies and Regulations if any, and find out if there is any Lacuna in their attempt to cover issues related to Data Protection and Privacy at large and partly to issues related to National Identification systems in particular. In doing so, the Researcher chose National Identification Authority (NIDA) of Tanzania as a Case Study mainly because NIDA has brought about new system of National Identification and has conducted registration and identification of persons. Findings has shown that there are lacuna in various Legislation touching on Data and Privacy protection in Tanzania and also there is no a piece of Legislation which is enacted to exclusively deal with Data Protection and Privacy matters exclusively, only that there are scattered pieces of Legislations each attempting to provide for data and privacy protection. In the Conclusion and Recommendations, the Researcher has recommended NIDA as the Creator and Controller of the Database of the National population Register and it intends to interface with other stakeholders, some Government Institutions and other Private Institutions, the protection of that interfaced Data would be sound and promising in the presence of Data Protection Act as those provided with such information will know their role and limitations as Data Processors. And Lastly, this Research has opened doors for other Scholars to venture more and come up with new findings regarding the Data Protection Legal Framework existing in Tanzania.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 340 Law
Divisions: Faculty of Law > Department of Civil and Criminal law
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2016 09:44
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 09:44
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1061

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