Tanzania: Personal Data Protection Act comes into effect
On 1 May 2023, the Personal Data Protection Act 11 of 2022 came into effect in Tanzania, marking a significant step forward for data protection in the country. The law was passed by Parliament in November 2022.
The Act seeks to establish minimum requirements for the collection and processing of personal information with the aim of protecting the right to privacy. It establishes offences for the unlawful disclosure of personal information, illegal destruction, deletion, concealment, or altering of personal information, and sets penalties for individuals, organisations, and officers who commit these offences.
- The Personal Data Protection Act is accessible here. The Act is currently only available in Kiswahili.
This advisory note was prepared as part of ALT Advisory’s Special Project, Data Protection Africa. Data Protection Africa maps the state of data protection laws and policies in Africa to advance the right to privacy on the continent. Find out more here.
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