WHY ATTEND

The Privacy Symposium Africa (PSA) has been a significant platform since its inception in 2019 by Unwanted Witness, focusing on pertinent discussions surrounding privacy and related issues within the African context.
Over the years, PSA has garnered attention from privacy experts, policymakers, business leaders, and individuals across the continent, offering innovative propositions in legal, regulatory, academic, policy, and technological development in the field of Privacy and Data Protection.

- PSA 2024 EDITION

Bridging Policy, Technology, and Societal Dynamics

This year, the 6th edition will prominently feature Election Data Governance, addressing intricacies surrounding data collection, processing, storage, and usage within electoral processes. 

HIGHLIGHT ACTIVITIES

CALL FOR PAPERS

The call for papers invites experts and researchers to submit work addressing privacy and data protection issues within the highlighted sectors, including healthcare, finance, insurance, e-commerce, telecommunications, and Election Data Governance.

MASTER CLASSES

The 6th Privacy Symposium Africa will host master classes tailored to provide in-depth training and education on various privacy-related topics. Sessions include: Master Class on Election Data Governance…

LET’S TALK

Let’s Talk Sessions are designed to encourage informal and interactive discussions on various privacy-related topics. With participants from all over Africa, this is an opportunity to connect, seek out inspiration, and find collaboration opportunities.

WOMEN IN PRIVACY ONE ON ONE

This session offers an intimate conversation with a distinguished woman who has made significant contributions to privacy advocacy. Attendees will gain insights into the journey, experiences, and achievements of leading figures in privacy advocacy.

PRIVACY SCORECARD REPORT

The Privacy Scorecard Report evaluates privacy practices of organizations and companies, focusing on Uganda, Kenya, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, and Tanzania. This report aims to provide objective measurements for analyzing policies and practices, offering insights valuable to policymakers, businesses, and individuals.

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

The 6th PSA is set to host insightful panel discussions, offering a forum to explore the evolving landscape of privacy and data protection across various sectors, notably Law, Finance and Banking, Insurance, Journalism, AI, Election Data Governance, and Surveillance. 

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FAQs

What is the Privacy Symposium Africa (PSA) and what is its significance?

The Privacy Symposium Africa (PSA) is a prominent platform established in 2019 by Unwanted Witness, dedicated to fostering discussions surrounding privacy and related issues within the African context. It serves as a hub for privacy experts, policymakers, business leaders, and individuals across the continent, offering innovative solutions and propositions in legal, regulatory, academic, policy, and technological developments in the field of Privacy and Data Protection.

When and where will the 6th Privacy Symposium Africa take place?

The 6th Privacy Symposium Africa will be held from the 19th to the 21st of November 2024 in Harare, Zimbabwe. The event will be hosted both physically at the Meikles Hotel and virtually, providing accessibility to participants from various locations.

What is the theme of the 6th Privacy Symposium Africa?

The theme of the 6th Privacy Symposium Africa is “Bridging Policy, Technology, and Societal Dynamics.” This theme underscores the interconnectedness of policy frameworks, technological advancements, and societal needs in ensuring effective privacy protection.

What is the Sectoral Lens Approach adopted by the Privacy Symposium Africa?

Since 2023, the Privacy Symposium Africa has embraced a sectoral lens approach, focusing on the unique challenges and opportunities each sector encounters concerning privacy protection. This year’s edition will prominently feature Election Data Governance, addressing complexities surrounding data collection, processing, storage, and usage within electoral processes.

PSA 2023 HIGHLIGHTS