The Round Table of African Data Protection Authorities (RADPA)

ID4Africa, starting with its Annual Meeting in 2019, which is being held in Johannesburg, South Africa, 18-20 June 2019, intends to focus on privacy, data protection and appropriate use of identification systems, themes which emerged as a priority in the Annual Survey and Meeting in 2018.

In response to that need, we are launching this year three activities:
  1. The Round Table of African Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) — RADPA
  2. Spotlight on Privacy and Data Protection (InF13)
  3. Special Panel: Appropriate Uses of Identity (PS6)

ABOUT RADPA

RAPDA will be held on Day One (15h30-18h30) as a side meeting to the Annual Meeting. It is open only to the Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) and invited international agency representatives that are active in this domain.  The purpose of RADPA is to promote a Pan-African dialogue within the data protection community, to allow the authorities to network and coordinate their positions on general matters related to privacy and data protection in general, and not just as they relate to identity systems. This session facilitates dialogue among the African DPAs and their allies that will focus on their concerns, priorities, and goals.

SCHEDULE

Date: Tuesday, 18 JUNE 2019
Timings: 1530 – 1830

 

RADPA will consist of 30 data protection officers from Africa and around the world along with their allies from the international agencies. Among the countries participating are Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritius, etc and among the international organizations World Privacy Forum, Africa Digital Rights’ Hub, Omidyar Network, UNICEF, The World Bank, Gates Foundation, Open Society Foundations, International Committee for the Red Cross, Mastercard, etc

The output of RADPA will include a report that will be presented the following day during the open panel on privacy and data protection—InF13.

RADPA is moderated by:

          Teki Akuetteh FALCONER

          Founder & Executive Director, Africa Digital Rights’ Hub, Ghana

RADPA PARTICIPANTS

Teki A. FALCONER
Founder & Executive Director, Africa Digital Rights’ Hub, Ghana
RADPA Facilitator
 
 

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Teki Akuetteh FALCONER is the Founder and Executive Director of the Africa Digital Rights Hub (a not-for-profit think tank that promotes digital rights across Africa), which is the facilitator of the Data Protection Africa Summit and is also developing a Data Protection Code of Practice for Digital ID and addressing for Africa. She facilitated the development of more than 11 legislations for the ICT sector in Ghana between 2008 and 2012, and was the first Executive Director of Ghana’s Data Protection Commission.

Pam Dixon
Executive Director & Founder, World Privacy Forum 
RADPA Rapporteur

 
 

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Pam DIXON is the Founder and Executive Director of the World Privacy Forum. An author and researcher, she has written respected and influential studies in the area of privacy, identity, biometrics, AI, data brokers, health privacy, and other topics. Pam conducted substantive biometrics research in India, which formed the basis of a scholarly article analyzing India’s Aadhaar, biometrics, and EU-US data protection policy. Pam has written 8 books and is an expert advisor to OECD on AI.

Lebogang STROOM-NZAMA
Member, Information Regulator of South Africa
 
 
 

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Sizwe Snail ka MTUZE
Member, Information Regulator (South Africa)
 
 
 

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Sizwe SNAIL holds a Baccalareus Legum (LLB) from the University of Pretoria with Tax Law and Cyber-Law electives and also a Masters Degree (LLM) in Information Technology Law from the University of South Africa. He is a practicing attorney with the law firm, Snail Attorneys at Law and International Co-ordinator of the African Centre for Cyberlaw and Crime Prevention based in Kampala, Uganda.

Johannes Collen WEAPOND
Member, Information Regulator, South Africa
 
 
 

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Prof. Tana PISTORIUS
Member, Information Regulator, South Africa
 
 
 

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Stella ALIBATEESE
Director, Regulation and Legal Services, National Information Technology Authority (NITA), Uganda
 

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Awa NDIAYE
President, Personal Data Protection Commission (CDP), Senegal
 
 
 
 
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Awa NDIAYE is the President of the Commission for the Protection of Personal Data (CDP). She has served several times as Minister of State and Technical Advisor to national, regional and international institutions. She is also a Professor in the Department of Modern Letters at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar. Ms. NDIAYE holds a PhD in French Literature (Sorbonne) and a Higher Diploma in Diplomatic Studies.

Mamoudou NIANE
Director, Legal Affairs for Litigation and Compliance, Data Protection Commission, Senegal
 
 
 

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Drudeisha MADHUB
Commissioner, Privacy and Data Protection, Data Protection Office, Mauritius
 
 
 

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M. Brahim BOUABID
Member of the Commission, National Commission for the Control of Data Protection (CNDP), Morocco
 
 

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Marguerite OUEDRAOGO/BONANE
Chairperson, The Committee of Informatics and Freedom, AFAPDP, Burkina Faso
 

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Mahamadi SINKA
Director General, Committee on Informatics and Freedoms, Burkina Faso 
 
 

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Leontine GBATO
Director, Personal Data Protection, The Telecommunications/ICT Regulatory Authority of Côte d’Ivoire (ARTCI)
 
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Leontine Dorcasse Gbato is curently the Director of Personal Data Protection at the Telecommuniations/ICT Regulatory Body of Côte d’Ivoire (ARTCI). As such, she ensures the follow-up on all implementation plans of the Authority of Personal Data Protection and checks full compliance of all public administrations and private enterprises based on Act n°2013-450 of June 19, 2013 which relates to the protection of personal data. She holds a Masters in Political Sciences majoring in Judicial Studies.

Coulibaly NAMONGO
Director, Technical Department, Directorate of Personal Data Protection, ARTCI, Côte d’Ivoire
 
 

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Coulibaly NAMONGO is an expert in Telecommunications / ICT and is responsible for handling technical aspects of personal data protection at the ARTCI Protection Authority. He has led a number of Telecom and ICT projects both in Côte d’Ivoire and abroad with mobile / fixed-line operators and the Telecommunications / ICT Regulatory Authority. As a systems, networks and telecommunications engineer, Coulibaly has over 20 years’ experience in the digital economy sector and holds a Masters in Audit and Management Control.

Georges AKA
Director, Digital Trust Department, The Telecommunications and ICT Regulatory Authority (ARTCI), Côte d’Ivoire
 
 
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Barbarah IMARYO
Manager, Legal Services, National Information Technology Authority, Uganda
 
 
 
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Kasim SODANGI
National Coordinator, Office for Nigerian Content Development in ICT (ONC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigeria
 
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Vyjayanti DESAI
Program Manager, Identification for Development (ID4D), The World Bank
 
 
 
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As Program Manager, Vyjayanti is focused on scaling up and operationalizing ID4D and collaborating with key external partners. Within the WBG, she has shaped many cross-departmental and inter-WBG programs, actively working to develop a unified agenda and designing integrated multi-sectoral solutions on a range of topics. ID4D is a multi-sectoral initiative of the World Bank Group (WBG), integrating approaches across several Global Practices and departments. Learn more at www.worldbank.org/en/programs/id4d.

Robert PALACIOS
Global Thematic Group Leader, The World Bank
 
 
 
 

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Robert Palacios oversees Pensions and Social Insurance in the Social Protection and Labor Practice of the World Bank. Previously he served as a member of the research department team that produced the World Bank’s influential volume on international pension systems. His current areas of special interest include integration of policies across social sectors and use of technology to deliver and track social programs. He represents the SPL Global Practice on the ID4D Working Group.

Massimo MARELLI
Data Protection Officer, International Committee for the Red Cross
 
 
 

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Faustino Monteiro VARELA
Commissioner, Data Protection and Privacy, Cape Verde
 
 
 
 

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Laura BINGHAM
Senior Managing Legal Officer, Open Society Foundations
 
 
 

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Kanwaljit SINGH
Program Manager, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
 
 
 

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Kanwaljit SINGH leads the FSP team’s efforts towards developing a portfolio of investments in the area of digital identity, regulatory technologies, cybersecurity and applications of emerging technologies for advancement of financial inclusion. As a chair of multiple strategic research sectors, Kanwal has been responsible for driving advanced technology research efforts over six generations of Moore’s law in industry, academia, and consortia-led engagements through Intel’s corporate research council. In 2012, Kanwal was awarded the prestigious “Intel Achievement Award” for contributions enabling the 10-nm node. Kanwal has authored over 50 patents and publications in peer-reviewed literature on semiconductor research and quantum computing. Kanwal has a Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from Cornell University.

Magdi AMIN
Investment Partner, Omidyar Network
 
 
 
 

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In his role, Magdi AMIN focuses on global strategy, for-profit early-stage investments in Digital Identity, and Africa. ON’s vision is for a world in which everyone has access to Good Identity that empowers people and protects their privacy, security, and control in the digital world. Prior to ON, Magdi served for two decades with the World Bank Group; most recently, leading Corporate Strategy at the International Finance Corporation. Earlier, he led World Bank private sector reform programs in Southeast Asia, Africa, and MENA, and worked in corporate turnaround. .

Thea ANDERSON
Director, Omidyar Network
 
 
 
 
 

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Thea Anderson is a Director at Omidyar Network focused on digital identity. Omidyar Network is a philanthropic investment firm that seeks to create a more equitable economy, reimagine capitalism, promote responsible technology, and discover the emergent issues that will shape our future. Pam and Pierre Omidyar, founder of Ebay, established the firm in 2004 and have invested more than $1.4 billion in mission-aligned ventures and non-profit organizations.

Mercy WANJAU
Chairperson, Taskforce for Data Protection and Privacy Framework for Kenya
 
 
 

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Dr Isaac M. RUTENBERG
PhD, JD, Director, Center for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT), Kenya
 
 

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Dr Isaac M. RUTENBERG is a Senior Lecturer and is also the Director of the Center for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) at Strathmore Law School in Nairobi, Kenya. Dr RUTENBERG teaches and researches various aspects of IT law, including data protection and information controls. He is registered to practice law in California, and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Kenya Industrial Property Institute.

Dr. Michiel VAN DER VEEN
Director Innovation & Development, Ministry of Interior and Kingdom relations, National Office for Identity Data, The Netherlands
 
 

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Michiel supports the ID community with thought leadership in digital ID & Biometrics. He is the Founder of priv-ID, an early innovator in biometrics, digital identity and privacy-by-design, which later merged with GenKey in 2011, with Michiel appointed as CEO – leading the company through multiple stages of growth. In 2012, GenKey helped deliver the world’s first digital ID solution for Ghana’s Presidential Elections. Since then, Michiel has been involved in large-scale digital identity projects for governments and businesses across Africa and Europe.

Rhodia MAAS
Director, National Office for Identity Data, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, The Netherlands
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Rhodia MAAS is Director at the National Office for Identity Data at the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. Prior to this she was Director for the Repatriation and Departure Service, Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice. She has redesigned the identification process of illegal aliens arrested by the police and advised Governments by the restructuring of their identity infrastructure. She was appointed as chairman of ICAO TAG/TRIP for a period of two years and is a member of the board of advisors Center for Identity, University of Texas (US).

Stephanie PERRIN
President, Digital Discretion
 
 
 

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James NEUMANN
Senior Counsel, ICT Global Practice, The World Bank
 
 

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James NEUMANN serves as a senior counsel for ICT at the World Bank, and legal adviser to the ID4D Working Group. In his role, he has covered the legal aspects of infrastructure investment, market reforms and sector development for ICT. He works globally in more than 20 countries on a wide range of matters including the legal enabling environment for ICT infrastructure and services, privatizations, licensing, PPPs, broadband rollout, competition policy and regulation, technical regulation, individual data privacy and security, and IPRs.