African countries are continuing to strengthen data protection legal and regulatory frameworks. To date, 36 out of 54 African countries have data protection laws and/or regulations. Sixteen countries have signed the African Union Convention on Cyber Security and Personal Data Protection adopted on 27 June 2014 (“Malabo Convention”) and thirteen countries have ratified it, the latest being Niger. 2022 was also a year of unprecedented enforcement.

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