By Alex B. Makulilo (eds.)

ISBN-10: 3319473158

ISBN-13: 9783319473154

ISBN-10: 3319473174

ISBN-13: 9783319473178

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

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

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The Union for the Mediterranean promotes economic integration and democratic reform across 16 neighbours to the EU’s south in North Africa and the Middle East including Morocco. 9 It is noteworthy that in 1996 Morocco signed a trade accord with EU (the Association Agreement) which came into effect in March 2000. This accord provides the current framework for EU-Morocco trade relations and a Free Trade Area (FTA). It created a fertile ground for EU investments in Morocco. 10 To further reinforce the trading relations, in 2008 EU granted Morocco an advanced status.

Tunisia and the EU are therefore bound by the legally binding treaty in the form of an Association agreement. 3 The Jasmine Revolution and Social Attitudes to Privacy The Jasmine Revolution, the local name for the Arab Spring in Tunisia that saw the ousting of the former Tunisian President El Abidine Ben Ali, was compounded by massive state surveillance of its people, particularly protestors who organized through social media (Twitter and Facebook) raising concerns for privacy. It is important to note that even prior to the Jasmine Revolution, internet censorship and control had been commonplace in Tunisia.

484–492 at p. 484. 2016. 2 Data Protection in North Africa: Tunisia and Morocco 31 subject such as access, rectification, and erasure. However the fundamental principles of data protection in the Annex do not apply in data processing in the context of national security, public order or a State’s financial interests or criminal law enforcement; protection of the data subjects or the rights and freedoms of others; and personal data used for statistical purposes or scientific research. The second influence over the Tunisian data protection system comes from the Council of Europe.

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