The Privacy Symposium Africa (PSA) is an event that focuses on discussions and presentations about privacy and related issues in the African context. Established in 2019 by Unwanted Witness, the Privacy Symposium Africa brings together privacy experts, policymakers, business leaders, and individuals from across the continent to discuss the latest developments and challenges in the field of privacy and data protection.

Since establishment, the PSA has offered innovative propositions in legal, regulatory, academic, policy and technological development in the area of Privacy and Data Protection. The platform gathers Business community, ICT experts, academics, lawyers, regulators, policy-makers, and civil society for three days of inspiring keynote addresses, thought-provoking panels, master classes and limitless high-value networking.



Pan-African Privacy Regional Engagements
Privacy Regional Engagements are a crucial build-up to the Privacy Symposium Africa, and they play a significant role in promoting awareness, fostering discussions, and building capacity around privacy issues within specific regions in Africa. These engagements have been instrumental in creating a network of stakeholders committed to privacy and data protection issues across the continent and have helped to strengthen privacy frameworks and practices in Africa.
Call for Papers
The call for papers at the Privacy Symposium Africa is an invitation for experts and researchers to submit their work for consideration and presentation at the symposium. We seek for submissions that address issues related to privacy, data protection, and digital security in the African context.
Master Classes
The Master Classes at the Privacy Symposium Africa are designed to provide participants with a deeper understanding of the latest developments and best practices in the field of privacy and data protection. They are led by experienced privacy professionals and experts, and provide participants with hands-on training and practical knowledge on a range of privacy-related topics.
The PSA pays tribute and honors individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to the field of privacy, particularly in Africa. This may include privacy advocates, researchers, legal experts, activists, and organizations that have worked to protect privacy rights and raise awareness about privacy issues.
Meet Ups
The Privacy Symposium Africa is not just a conference, but it also offers opportunities for participants to network and connect with one another. One of the key features of the event are the meet-ups, which are informal gatherings of participants who have common interests or goals related to privacy and data protection.
Privacy Scorecard Report
The Privacy Scorecard report is a tool used to assess and evaluate the privacy practices of organizations and companies. It provides a comprehensive overview of how organizations handle personal data and how they protect the privacy of individuals. The purpose of the Privacy Scorecard report is to give consumers and stakeholder’s information to make informed decisions about the privacy and security of their personal information.
Panel Discussions
PSA provides a platform for participants to engage in thoughtful and insightful discussions on the latest developments and challenges in the field of privacy and data protection. These discussions will provide participants with a unique opportunity to learn from experts and to engage in meaningful debates and discussions on the future of privacy in Africa.
Sectoral Approach
The sectoral lens approach is a way of analyzing privacy issues through the lens of different sectors, such as healthcare, finance, education, and telecommunications. At the PSA 2023 Panels, this approach will be used to explore the unique challenges and opportunities facing each sector in terms of privacy protection.
Conversation with Regulators
A conversation with regulators panel at a Privacy Symposium in Africa would provide a valuable opportunity for attendees to hear from those responsible for enforcing privacy laws and regulations in Africa, and to gain insights into the current state of privacy protection on the continent.
Conversation with Legislators
A panel of African legislators discusses privacy issues and legislation in the respective countries. The panel is comprised of lawmakers from different countries in Africa and moderated by a privacy expert. The legislators hold a discussion on challenges in enacting privacy legislation and experiences in implementing privacy laws in their countries.

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