Why Ethiopia Needs a Robust Data Protection Policy Urgently

The Global Context In 2006, the British mathematician Clive Humby coined what is now the popular phrase “data is the new oil”.  In 2022, five of the top-earning corporations around the world are working in the area of information and communications. Throughout the years, not only corporations working in the area of communications but also […]

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Data Protection Policy Brief for Ethiopia

Ethiopia has drafted a bill for Personal Data Protection which will establish a Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC). The PDPC will be responsible for the regulation of all data collection, storage, and processing. The Center for the Advancement of Rights and Democracy (CARD) finds drafting the bill commendable; however, it also believes the draft bill […]

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BUSINESS TRAMPLED: Demystifying the Impact of Internet Shutdown on Start-up Businesses in Ethiopia

The Center for the Advancement of Rights and Democracy (CARD) has launched its research report on the impact of the internet shutdown on start-up businesses in Ethiopia in a panel discussion held today on the 4th of October 2022 at the Golden Tulip hotel in Addis Ababa. The research report titled “BUSINESS TRAMPLED: Demystifying the […]

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CARD identifies gaps in the draft data protection law

The Center for the Advancement of Rights and Democracy (CARD) identified rooms in the draft personal data protection (PDP) proclamation of Ethiopia and gave recommendations for revision before the law is adopted and enacted. First introduced in 2020 by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MiNT) and later updated in 2021, the draft bill acknowledges […]

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CARD, in collaboration with Data4Change, launches a two-week campaign on internet accessibility

The Center for the Advancement of Rights and Democracy (CARD), assisted by a successive capacity-building fellowship and data story development it has been receiving from Data4Change, has launched an online campaign today on May 16, 2022. The campaign is titled “The Digital Divide: how lack of internet access hinders Ethiopia’s potential” and will last for […]

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