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The Master Class on Finance and Banking is designed as an integral component of the 6th Privacy Symposium Africa, to be held in Harare, Zimbabwe.
This master class aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the intersection between finance, banking, and privacy, highlighting the importance of safeguarding personal data in the financial sector.

It will provide a platform for learning, collaboration, and innovation in the realm of financial privacy. We invite stakeholders from the finance and banking sector to join us at the 6th Privacy Symposium Africa in Harare, Zimbabwe, to engage in meaningful discussions and shape the future of data protection in Africa’s financial landscape.


To explore the evolving landscape of finance and banking in Africa, with a focus on digital transformation and technological innovations.

To examine the regulatory frameworks governing data protection and privacy in the financial industry across different African jurisdictions.

To discuss emerging trends and challenges in financial privacy, including cybersecurity threats, data breaches, and regulatory compliance.

To equip participants with practical strategies and best practices for ensuring data privacy and security in financial institutions.

To foster collaboration and knowledge-sharing among industry stakeholders, policymakers, regulators, and academia to address common concerns and promote responsible data governance.

Key Topics

Digital Transformation in Finance and Banking: Opportunities and Challenges

Regulatory Landscape: Data Protection Laws and Compliance Requirements

Cybersecurity Risks and Threat Mitigation in the Financial Sector

Privacy by Design: Integrating Data Protection into Financial Services

Customer Trust and Transparency: Building Strong Data Privacy Cultures

Case Studies and Best Practices in Financial Privacy Management


The master class will feature presentations, panel discussions, case studies, and interactive sessions facilitated by leading experts, practitioners, and thought leaders in finance, banking, and data privacy. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in lively discussions, share insights, and network with peers from across Africa and beyond.


Details of speakers for this Master Class will be shared in the near future.


The master class is tailored for professionals working in the finance and banking sector, including bankers, financial analysts, compliance officers, risk managers, data protection officers, legal counsel, policymakers, regulators, and researchers. It is also open to students and individuals with an interest in financial privacy and data protection.


By the end of the master class, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the complex interplay between finance, banking, and privacy in the digital age. They will acquire practical knowledge and tools to enhance data privacy practices within their organizations, mitigate cybersecurity risks, and uphold consumer trust in financial services.