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:
- The Round Table of African Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) — RADPA
- Spotlight on Privacy and Data Protection (InF13)
- Special Panel: Appropriate Uses of Identity (PS6)
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.
||Tuesday, 18 JUNE 2019
||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