Rwanda’s law on the protection of personal data and privacy (DPP Law)
DPP Law Table of contents
On October 15, 2021, Law No 058/2021 of 13/10/2021 relating to the protection of personal data and privacy was officially gazetted. This law protects personal data and ensures privacy of individuals in Rwanda.
One of the tenets of this law is the clear and unambiguous consent of an individual to the collection, storage, and processing of personal data, which is a fundamental right.
The law now brings Rwanda in line with international data protection standards, vital for modern digital economy facilitating services such as e-commerce, international financial transactions, and various online services.
The primary goals of this law are to:
- Empower citizens with the agency over their personal data
- Enable trusted and secure data flow, domestically and internationally
- Provide regulatory certainty for existing businesses and prospective investors, and an enabling environment for SME growth
- Accelerate Rwanda’s ambitions toward a technology-enabled and data-driven economy
The DPP Law page is provided to you as a helpful resource to quickly find all 70 articles. Here you can find the official PDF of Law No 058/2021 of 13/10/2021 relating to the protection of personal data and privacy.