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Haruna Iddrisu

Ghana’s Minister of Communications, Haruna Iddrisu, says the country’s new Data Protection Act aims to protect privacy and information in an age where data is stored across multiple locations in a global environment.

The Act, passed by Parliament earlier this year, is designed to protect privacy by disctating the processes by which data is obtained, held, used and disclosed. It also provides for the establishment of a Data Protection Commission.

Iddrisu told a workshop on the new Act in Accra this week the right of every Ghanaian to the privacy of his or her communications had to be ensured, irrespective of the medium used.

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