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dc.contributor.advisorAkintayo, Akinola E.
dc.contributor.authorNyemba, Chisomo
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-30T15:10:00Z
dc.date.available2020-10-30T15:10:00Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://doi.org/20.500.11825/1829
dc.descriptionHRDA - Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa, University of Pretoria.en_US
dc.descriptionSecond semester University: University of Lagos
dc.descriptionGlobal Campus - Africa
dc.description.abstractThe proliferation of information communication technology (ICT) and consequent increase in the processing of personal data threaten the right to data privacy and related human rights. Although Malawi has comparatively been slow in ICT growth and usage, personal data is now being collected and processed at an unprecedented scale. The processing of personal data is likely to increase as the ICT infrastructure grows and technology becomes more sophisticated. This paper examines whether the right to data privacy, particularly of vulnerable people, is adequately and effectively protected in the digital era in the context of Malawi, a developing country currently classified as one of the poorest countries in the world. This paper demonstrates how the risks of infringement of data privacy may be heightened for the poor and vulnerable. Further, the poor and the vulnerable may not be able to avert or mitigate against adverse consequences in case of infringements of the right to data privacy. Therefore, the paper argues that, despite having laws under which the right to data privacy can be protected, the laws are inadequate and ineffective in view of the threats posed by ICT and prevalent vulnerabilities in Malawi. The paper recommends the promulgation of a more robust, comprehensive and effective data privacy protection law that adequately takes into account the vulnerabilities in Malawi.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherGlobal Campus of Human Rightsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGlobal Campus awarded theses 2018/2019;
dc.subjectMalawien_US
dc.subjectdata protectionen_US
dc.subjectright to privacyen_US
dc.subjectinformation technologyen_US
dc.subjectcommunication technologyen_US
dc.subjecthuman rightsen_US
dc.subjectcomparative lawen_US
dc.subjectEuropean Unionen_US
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_US
dc.titleRight to data privacy in the digital era: a critical assessment of Malawi’s data privacy protection regimeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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