Privacy and data protection in Africa: a state of the art

Makulilo, Alex (2012) Privacy and data protection in Africa: a state of the art. International Data Privacy Law, 2012, Vol. 2, No. 3.

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A literature review is pivotal to any scientific research or writing. Quite often a prudent researcher may not embark on research or writing a scientific piece of work without first reviewing the literature. Yet this literature may sometimes not be readily available, especially in a relatively new area of scholarship, or its availability may be challenging. † In this article I survey the major literature on privacy and data protection in Africa as an emerging field of law. † I argue that currently this literature is underdeveloped. † I offer a modest proposal that efforts have to be directed towards training, researches, networking, the creation of modern libraries, inter-country/ sub- or regional discussions and establishing journals specifically dedicated to privacy and data protection law issues.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Law Journal > Law Journal
Divisions: Faculty of Law > Department of Civil and Criminal law
Depositing User: Mr Said Said
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2013 11:13
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2013 08:22

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