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Ghana takes first steps towards Data Protection Legislation…

January 7, 2010 Leave a comment

This week Ghana News reported some sweeping changes proposed in the countries telephony infrastructure, designed to reduce fraud and increase the revenue contribution to the Ghana budget. There has been some talk in the past re Ghana adopting legislation along the lines of the UK Data Protection Act, but this is one of the first clear indications of sponsorship at a ministerial level.

The Minister (Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, the Minister of Communications) also said plans were afoot for a number of supplementary legislations including data protection/privacy, cyber security legislation, intellectual property legislation, and e-transaction regulations.

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