Data Protection and Privacy Office, C4IR and Covington & Burling LLP host a three-day workshop on Rwanda’s personal data protection & privacy law

DPO, C4IR and Burling Workshop

On the June 23, 2023, National Cyber Security Authority, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Rwanda and Covington & Burling LLP closed a three-day workshop on implementation of Rwanda’s personal data protection & privacy law.

The workshop gathered key stakeholders to explore strategic approaches to authorization and certification of international data transfers under Rwanda’s Law on Protection of Personal Data and Privacy.

The workshop was delivered through practical hands-on sessions and breakout groups which tackled specific elements of the international data transfer framework. Presentations from global industry leaders in personal data protection and privacy, supplemented the workshop through discussing global best practices and trends in international data transfers.

The output of the workshop was the creation of multi-stakeholder consultation groups, with actionable items under international data transfers including the development of a certification scheme, creating a standard data transfer agreement, and drafting regulatory guidance on authorization and exemptions.