Serious Privacy

Privacy in Africa - It's in Her Blood (with Teki Akuetteh)

April 21, 2022 dr. k royal and Paul Breitbarth, Teki Akuetteh Season 3 Episode 11
Serious Privacy
Privacy in Africa - It's in Her Blood (with Teki Akuetteh)
Show Notes

This episode of Serious Privacy, sponsored by TrustArc, heads south to Africa. Paul Breitbarth of Catawiki and Dr. K Royal of Outschool chat with Teki Akuetteh, the first Executive Director of the Ghana Data Protection Authority and current Chair of the Africa Digital Rights Hub.  The conversation covered quite a bit of ground, starting with how privacy has developed in Africa, cybersecurity, and how enforcement has grown demonstrating the advance of privacy in Africa as a whole, although some nations are a little more ahead than others.

Topics touched on some countries, such as Ghana, South Africa, and Burkina Faso, alog with the awareness of data privacy in the public realm. Also, the role technology and telecoms in particular contribute to the need and the drive of data privacy. 

Join us as we discuss Teki's experience in the developing tech world in Africa, the challenges and successes she has seen, and how she got into the field to begin with. As always, you can catch Serious Privacy in your favorite podcast app or listen to it straight from your device. Please do let us know what you think about the topics and what you might want to hear. Rate and review us - that always helps! and connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter. @EuroPaulB @HeartofPrivacy @TrustArc @PodcastPrivacy. Remember to check for upcoming webinars and ask about Privacy Central from TrustArc.