This year's symposium panel discussions focused on the crucial topics of privacy, examining them through the lens of different sectors. Our panels delved into the complex relationship between privacy and key sectors that significantly influence our societies today: Media, Law, Health, Banking, IT and Education.

Each panel featured experts from these sector that came together to explore the distinct challenges, opportunities, and emerging trends related to privacy. By adopting a sectoral lens, our aim was to provide a comprehensive understanding of the multifaceted nature of privacy concerns and its impact across various domains of our lives.

Scroll down and explore what each panel entailed

Navigating the Role of Global Fund, WHO, WB, and Others in Financing Technological Advancements in the Health Sector amidst Digital Transformation

Date: Tuesday 7th November, 2023
Time: 10:52am -12:30pm (GMT +4)

SESSION OVERVIEW

In today's digital era, technological advancements in the health sector have the potential to revolutionize healthcare delivery, improve patient outcomes, and enhance global health systems. The session will provide valuable insights into the challenges, opportunities, and best practices for navigating the intersection of funding, technology, and privacy in the health sector.

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The rise of EdTech: exploring the rise of technologies within the education sector – ensuring a human-rights based approach

Date: Tuesday 7th November, 2023
Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm(GMT +4)

SESSION OVERVIEW:

This session will delve into the rapid rise of Educational Technology (EdTech) and the challenge it poses. We will explore the different types of technologies that are being deployed within educational settings from facial recognition in schools to the rise of educational platforms.

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Ensuring Privacy and Data Protection in Mobile Banking Digital Payment Platforms: Addressing Challenges
and Solutions in Africa

Date: Wednesday 8th November, 2023 Time: 10:36am - 11:50am (GMT +4)

SESSION OVERVIEW

Mobile banking and digital payment platforms have become increasingly popular in Africa, providing convenient and accessible financial services to millions of people. However, with the rise of these platforms comes the need to ensure privacy and data protection for users. This session will explore the challenges and solutions for ensuring privacy and data protection in mobile banking and digital payment platforms in Africa.

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Ethical AI - Safeguarding Privacy
in Africa's IT Landscape: Exploring Opportunities and Challenges for Exports IT Players

Date: Wednesday 8th November, 2023
Time: 11:55am-01:05pm (GMT +4)

INTRODUCTION:

As Africa's IT landscape continues to expand, embracing the potential of AI is crucial for driving innovation, economic growth, and social development. However, with this technological progress, ethical considerations, particularly regarding privacy, become paramount. This session aims to shed light on the opportunities and challenges associated with implementing Ethical AI in Africa, with a specific focus on safeguarding privacy.

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Preserving Privacy in Investigative Journalism: Exploring the Delicate Balance between Public Interest
and Privacy Rights

Date: Wednesday 8th November, 2023
Time: 3:12pm-4:45pm (GMT +4)

INTRODUCTION:

In the realm of journalism, the pursuit of truth and the public's right to know often collide with an individual's right to privacy. Investigative journalism, in particular, plays a crucial role in uncovering hidden truths, exposing corruption, and holding the powerful accountable. However, it also raises ethical dilemmas regarding the invasion of privacy. This session aims to delve into the complexities surrounding privacy in investigative journalism, exploring the ethical, legal, and societal dimensions of this issue.

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Surveillance and National
Security in Africa

Date: 7th November 2023
Time: 2:05PM - 3:05PM (GMT +4)

INTRODUCTION:

In recent years, Africa has witnessed a significant increase in surveillance technologies and practices aimed at enhancing national security. While the need to safeguard citizens and protect them against potential threats is crucial, the balance between surveillance and individual rights must be carefully examined. This panel session aims to explore the challenges, ethical considerations, and potential solutions related to surveillance and national security in Africa.

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Emerging technologies and
citizen’s rights in Africa.

Date: 8th November 2023
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30 pm (GMT +4)

INTRODUCTION:

It is important to note that technology itself is not inherently a threat to citizens, rather, it is how governments choose to deploy and utilize technology that can potentially cause risks to individuals rights and freedoms.

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