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Comment: A francophone BCR model to boost African data protection

The Association of French-speaking Data Protection Authorities (AFAPDP), consisting of 15 countries, recently proposed a BCR-style data transfers model between member states as part of their efforts to improve the standard of data protection in less mature regimes. Recently, Africa has seen a flurry of developments, from Morocco’s approval of Convention 108 (Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data), to new privacy laws in Niger and Gabon. Floriane Leclercq, Data Protection Project Manager at the AFAPDP, comments on the AFAPDP’s mission and how African data protection law is shaping up.

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