Carbon Markets Series | The Climate Change (Amendment) Act, 2023

On 1 September 2023, the Climate Change (Amendment) Act, 2023 (the Amendment Act) was signed into law by the President of Kenya. In the following week, Kenya hosted the Inaugural Africa Climate Summit 2023, underscoring the country’s steadfast commitment to combat climate change.

Privacy Please – Digital Age of Consent for Children – Series 6

The pervasiveness and the allure of the internet continues to hold sway and wax stronger amongst different age groups, more so with the younger generation. A huge outcome of this, is the readiness of a number of users in sharing their personal data on various platforms. One of the rising challenges amidst all this, is children’s data, studies have shown that more than 83% of children will have regular access to a smartphone in their pre- and early teens. Business organisations unknowingly sometimes are therefore exposed to processing the data of a child for several purposes, whether commercial or administrative. In view of this, it is important that the right privacy principles are adopted when dealing with child data. This instalment of ALN Nigeria’s Privacy Please series will examine the provisions relating to the protection of child data under Nigerian law and offer guidance to business organisations.

Privacy Please – Indirect Collection of Data

Business organisations often find themselves in situations where they may need to collect personal data beyond that of a data subject. A common example is where a data subject is filling out a form and an employer requires the data subject to provide the name, phone number, address, and other contact details of their next of kin for emergency purposes or payment of certain benefits. The effect of this is that the employer now has personal data belonging to an employee’s next of kin without having collected it directly from the next of kin. The collection of the data of the next of kin is deemed as an indirect collection of personal data. Ideally, when processing personal data, it must be clear to the data subject that personal data concerning them are collected, used, consulted, or otherwise processed, and to what extent the personal data will be, processed.

Nigeria Invites Country’s Mini-Grid Developers to Prequalify for Africa Mini-grids Program

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) through the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) has invited interested Solar PV Mini-Grid developers to participate in the Africa Mini-grids Program (AMP) aimed at supporting access to clean energy by increasing financial viability and promoting scaled-up commercial investment in low-carbon mini-grids. The AMP which is active in 21 African countries is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), and the African Development Bank (AfDB).

New Legal Basis of Processing Personal Data in Nigeria

Over the past few weeks, the ALN Nigeria PrivacyPlease series has provided a detailed analysis of some key provisions in the Nigeria Data Protection Act (NDPA) 2023. So far, we have discussed the introduction of a ‘New Categorisation of Data Controller/Processor & the Duty to Register as a Data Controller and Processor of Major Importance’ and ‘Cross-Border Transfer of Personal Data.

Cross Border Transfer of Personal Data

Cross-border transfer of personal data simply means the sharing of personal data from one national jurisdiction to another. The expansion of the internet in the 21st century means that a number of international organisations can share all sorts of information including personal data seamlessly across various countries. The protection of personal data that will be transferred and processed in another country is often a key issue. This article offers useful insights into key considerations for the cross-border transfer of personal data under Nigerian privacy laws.

Kenya Set to Enact Far-Reaching Changes to Boost Tax Revenue

In this article, Daniel Ngumy, Kenneth Njuguna and James Karanja of ALN Kenya talk to Bloomberg Tax as they analyse tax measures in the recent Kenya Finance Bill that will impact multinationals and other businesses operating across various sectors.