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 Moderator
 
 

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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, 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 highly respected and influential studies in the area of data protection, identity, and privacy. Dixon 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 (2017). She is an expert advisor to OECD on health data uses.

Pansy TLAKULA
Chairperson, Information Regulator of South Africa

 
 

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Pansy TLAKULA is the Chairperson of the Information Regulator of South Africa. She has held several positions in the academia, public and private sectors. These include Senior Law Lecturer at the then University of Bophuthatswana, National Director of the Black Lawyers Association, a founding Commissioners of the South Africa Human Rights Commission, Chairperson of the Board of the National Credit Regulator, among others. She was also Chief Electoral Officer and later Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of South Africa. Ms. TLAKULA is former Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights.

Stella ALIBATEESE
Director, Regulation and Legal Services, NITA Uganda
 
 
 

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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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Kasim SODANGI
National Coordinator, Office for Nigerian Content Development in ICT (ONC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigeria
 
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Leontine GBATO
Director of Legal Affairs, The Telecommunications /ICT Regulatory Body (ARTCI) of Côte d’Ivoire
 
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Leontine Dorcasse Gbato is curently the Director of Legal Affairs, at the Authority of Personal Data Protection of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. 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.

Barbarah IMARYO
Manager, Legal Services, National Information Technology Authority, Uganda
 
 
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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.

David SATOLA
Lead ICT Councel, The World Bank
 
 
 
 
 

 

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

 
 

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Romain BIRCHER
Leader, Digital Platform Challenge, International Committee for the Red Cross
 
 

 
 

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Christian D’CUNHA
Head of Private Office of Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)
 
 

 
 

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

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JoAnn STONIER
Chief Data Officer, Mastercard (TBC)
 
 

 

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JoAnn STONIER serves as Chief Data Officer for Mastercard, overseeing the company’s data assets as Mastercard looks to deepen the value it can provide through a wide range of capabilities. JoAnn previously served as the company’s Chief Information Governance & Chief Privacy Officer. In those roles she was responsible for worldwide privacy and information governance as well as leading regulatory engagement. JoAnn believes in the need for balancing data innovation and privacy, and has been recognized as an innovative leader by the Aspen Institute and the United Nations.

Andrew KRAMER
Portfolio Lead, Digital Identity, Open Society Foundations
 
 
 
 

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Kanwaljit SINGH
Program Manager, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
 
 
 
 

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Thea ANDERSON
Omidyar Network
 
 
 
 

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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.

Awa NDIAYE
President, Data Protection Commission, Senegal
 
 
 

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Namongo COULIBALY
Director, Technical Department, Directorate of Personal Data Protection, ARTCI, Côte d’Ivoire
 
 
 

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Namongo COULIBALY 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, Namongo has over 20 years’ experience in the digital economy sector and holds a Masters in Audit and Management Control.

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

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