African Journal on Privacy and Data Protection Volume 1
Managing Editor: Dr Akinola Ebunolu Akintayo
ISBN: 978-1-7764485-6-2
Pages: 247
Print version: Available
Electronic version: Free PDF available

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About the publication

The African Journal on Privacy and Data Protection (the Journal) is domiciled in the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos Akoka-Lagos, Nigeria and published once a year by the Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) in South Africa. The Journal is peer reviewed and open access.

The Journal aims to promote African expertise and literature on Africa in the area of privacy and data protection. More specifically, the Journal aims to:

  • foster African-centred research and knowledge generation on privacy and data protection;
  • fill the critical knowledge gap in this area as well as encourage privacy and data protection discourse from an African perspective;
  • facilitate access of African scholars to new and developing knowledge in this area as well as showcase African scholars and perspectives to the world.

Table of Contents


 The quest for information privacy in Africa: A critique of the Makulilo-Yilma debate 
Mujib Jimoh

 A case for continental cooperation in the harmonisation of a regional legal framework for cross-border data transfers in Africa  
Joy Wanjiku & Taria Khaoma

 The Cyber and Data Protection Act of Zimbabwe: A critical analysis 
Blessing Mutiro & Otto Saki

 The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013: Child social media infl uencers and their right to privacy  
Stacey Goliath

 Trends and implications of Nigerian courts’ jurisprudence on privacy and data protection: Lessons from comparative foreign jurisprudence 
Akinola E Akintayo

 Modern problems require modern solutions: Data protection and the right to privacy in national social support programmes in Malawi  
Daniel Sato

 Cybersecurity, state surveillance and the right to online privacy in Nigeria: A call for synergy of law and policy  
Aaron Olaniyi Salau

 Digital surveillance and big data: Balancing the rights to privacy and security in Kenya  
Charles A Khamala

 The regulation of artificial intelligence through data protection laws: Insights from South Africa  
Tara Davis & Wendy Trott

 Regulating the privacy aspects of artificial intelligence systems in Nigeria: A primer  
Emmanuel Salami & Iheanyi Nwankwo

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