Our team at NBO Legal Hackers will be attending the fifth edition of the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica).

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) in partnership with the Media Foundation West Africa (MFWA) will host the meeting which will take place on September 26–28, 2018 at  La Palm Royal Beach Resort Accra, Ghana.

The Forum is a landmark event that convenes various stakeholders from the internet governance and online rights arenas in Africa and beyond to deliberate on gaps, concerns and opportunities for advancing privacy, access to information, free expression, non-discrimination and the free flow of information online on the continent.

Our Co – Organizer June Okal will be speaking at the forum. She will present a Lightning Talk themed, ‘Customer Service at What Cost?

This session intends to break down and assess the data protection concerns arising from the new form of digital consumer and customer care service provision. The impact of use of social media and other digital tools as a platform for brands to engage with consumers vis a vis the mishandling of private data subject information. The intended outcome is first to raise awareness on the phenomena, highlight the risks using previous case studies and to develop an ideal standard of engagement on such platforms embracing the data protection principles

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You can also access the Agenda for the Meeting here

We shall share all ongoings and vision for Internet Freedom in Africa on our TwitterHandle  using #InternetFreedomAfrica, our global Community Hashtag #Legalhack and the official event hashtag #FIFAfrica18

PC: African Freedom of Expression Exchange