African Data Privacy Laws by Alex B. Makulilo (eds.)

By Alex B. Makulilo (eds.)

This quantity offers analyses of information defense structures and of 26 jurisdictions with info safeguard laws in Africa, in addition to extra chosen nations with no accomplished info security legislation. furthermore, it covers all sub-regional and nearby info privateness regulations in Africa. except analysing facts security legislation, the e-book makes a speciality of the socio-economic contexts, political settings and criminal tradition within which such legislation built and function. It bases its analyses at the African felony tradition and comparative overseas facts privateness law.

In Africa defense of non-public information, the significant preoccupation of knowledge privateness legislation, is at the coverage time table. The lately followed African Union Cyber safety and knowledge security conference 2014, that's the 1st and presently the single unmarried treaty around the globe to deal with info safety outdoor Europe, serves as an example of such curiosity. furthermore, there are information defense frameworks at sub-regional degrees for West Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa. equally, legislation on safety of private info are more and more being followed at nationwide aircraft. but regardless of those information privateness legislation reforms there's little or no literature approximately info privateness legislation in Africa and its fresh advancements. This booklet fills that hole.

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The Law of Personal Status is applied to all Tunisians regardless of their religion. However, Sharia courts were abolished in 1956. The Constitution of Tunisia is the supreme law of the Tunisian Republic. In 2011 Tunisia went through a political transition. The starting point of this transition was ignited on 17 December 2010, where a street vendor set himself on fire to protest against poverty, injustice and repression by the ruling regime. Following his death, massive public demonstrations famously known as the Jasmine Revolution, broke out, forcing Ben Ali to flee to Saudi Arabia on 14 January 2011.

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It is noteworthy that at a national level Morocco gives to duly ratified international conventions primacy over its domestic laws (Preamble to the Moroccan Constitution), and therefore transposes automatically the relevant provisions of the international privacy law to its national legislation. In Morocco the preamble is an integral part of the Constitution. Moreover Article 24 of the Moroccan Constitution 2011 expressly guarantees the right to privacy. Specifically the Constitution states that every person has the right to the protection of his private life.

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