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Draft Joint Statement by the Information Regulator and the Direct Marketing Association of Southern Africa [16 Aug 2018]
The Information Regulator hosts the Ugandans on a bench marking visit
On 5-7 September 2018, the Information Regulator( Regulator), will host the delegation from the Republic of Uganda on a bench marking visit. The delegation will be comprised of the representatives of the Uganda Communications Commission and the Members of the Ugandan Parliament. Uganda is in the process of enacting a law on privacy and data protection. The purpose of the visit, as articulated by the delegation, is to enrich the delegation’s understanding of the processes of data protection and ultimately improve their ongoing processes to enact a law on privacy and data protection in Uganda.
The Information Regulator meets the delegation of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights
On 3 September 2018, the Members and Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Information Regulator ( Regulator) met with the delegation of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR). The delegation is in South Africa to promote compliance by the country with the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights, which the Republic of South Africa has ratified. The delegation was comprised of the Vice Chairperson of the Commission, Commissioner Lawrence Mute, the Commissioner responsible for South Africa, Commissioner Solomon Dersso and the legal officers of the Commission. The Regulator briefed the delegation on it’s work since it’s establishment and on the progress it has made on the establishment of its administration. The Regulator committed itself to strengthening collaboration with the Commission, through the Network of African Data Protection Authorities, to expedite the ratification of the African Union Convention on Cyber Security and Protection of Personal Data which has not been ratified by any Member State of the African Union.