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    Conclusion

    Module 4: Data Privacy and Data Protection

    As more of the world moves online, data protection is becoming increasingly necessary.  In an African context, some headway has been made with 21 African states having privacy laws in place.  However, with the rapid growth in data harvesting, legislators are some way behind in fully protecting and promoting data privacy and data protection.  As we move forward, digital rights activists have a significant role to play in ensuring that states keep step with data protection developments and enact legislative frameworks that fully protect and promote peoples’ rights to privacy.

    For further reading on this subject, see Module 4: Privacy and Security Online of Media Defence’s Advanced Modules on Digital Rights and Freedom of Expression Online.