Unwanted Witness Uganda and Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT), Strathmore University Unveil the road map to the 4th Privacy Symposium Africa.

Unwanted Witness Uganda and Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT), Strathmore University Unveil the road map to the 4th Privacy Symposium Africa.

Kampala and Nairobi, 25/04/2022; Unwanted Witness Uganda in collaboration with the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT), Strathmore University-Nairobi have officially unveiled the road map to the 4th edition of the Privacy Symposium Africa (PSA).

The PSA is a Pan African Privacy and Data Protection event established in 2019 by Unwanted Witness to discuss original research results and latest technology developments related to personal data protection and privacy in Africa. The PSA 2022 will gathers participants from the business community, ICT experts, academics, lawyers, regulators, policy-makers, and civil society for a year-long series of activities culminating in three days of inspiring keynote addresses, thought-provoking panels, master classes and limitless high-value networking in November 2nd to 4th 2022 to be held in Nairobi, Kenya at the prestigious Strathmore University.

Since its establishment, the PSA has offered innovative propositions in legal, regulatory, academic, policy and technological development in the area of Privacy and Data Protection.” said Dorothy Mukasa the Executive Director Unwanted Witness, Uganda.

We are highly thrilled to partner with Unwanted Witness to host the 4th edition of the Privacy Symposium Africa 2022 to further our goal to create, and share knowledge on the development of information technology, especially as they contribute to African Law and Human Rights,” said Dr. Melissa Omino, Acting Director, Centre for JOINT PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT).

The road map to the 4th edition of the PSA 2022 is filled with exciting activities that will keep Africa engaged culminating in the three day event at Strathmore University in November. Activities such as the Pan-African Privacy Engagements – 3 virtual regional panel events involving stakeholders from the Southern, Western and Eastern regions of the continent, respectively, discussing important issues on data protection.

These activities, held prior to the November 2th – 4th events, will provide much needed insight into the data privacy landscape and pressing data privacy issues of the day in each region. The 2nd edition of the Privacy Score report, generated by CIPIT and Unwanted Witness, will be unveiled at the 3-day event in November. The 2nd edition of the Privacy Score report, a Data Protection compliance-monitoring tool, will feature two countries Uganda and Kenya. The report card will provide details on compliance of organizations in the private sector with data privacy laws in each country.

 

ABOUT THE CONVENERS

Unwanted Witness

Unwanted Witness is Ugandan based Civil Society Organization (CSO) that works at the interface of technology, law and human rights.

Unwanted Witness was established in 2012 by a group of netizens, bloggers, activists, writers and human rights defenders as an independent, non-partisan and not-for-profit civil society organization. It seeks to create secure uncensored online platforms for activists, netizens, bloggers, freelance journalists and writers to promote human rights through writing and informing, educating the citizenry who also utilize the platform for strengthening free expression and demand for accountability.

Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT)

The Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) is an evidence-based research and training Centre based at Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya.

Its mission is to study, create, and share knowledge on the development of intellectual property and information technology, especially as they contribute to African Law and Human Rights. CIPIT’s team is multidisciplinary, drawn from law, political science, computer science and development while using diverse methodological approaches to inform debates on IP and ICT applications and regulation.

 

For More Information contact;

CENTER FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW (CIPIT)

Strathmore University, Madaraka Estate,

Ole Sangale Road P.O. Box 59857-00200

Nairobi, Kenya

Email: cipit@strathmore.edu

Website: https://cipit.strathmore.edu

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