AfCFTA Must Prepare for Data Security, Say Experts

November 2, 2021 This Day Live 0 Comments

The need for data security in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has been stressed by experts in cybersecurity.

This was one of the resolutions at the second (Virtual) Africa Data Security Conclave (“the Conference”) which held recently with over 200 attendees from various African countries and the rest of the world.

One of the experts, Abiola Sanni (SAN), Professor of Law at the University of Lagos and Chairman, Board of Directors of Taxaide Technologies Limited (Taxtech), stated that “it is no gainsaid that the world’s largest economic free trade area that the AfCFTA has created needs to be fully conscious of the data security issues that awaits it, especially in the aspects of its Trade in Intangible Services and the attendant consumption of personal data in the zillions of bytes. Along with the challenges are also the opportunities for Governments, Citizens, Businesses and Practitioners alike; all of which we seek to fully explore in this year’s Conference.” Read More.

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