Across the world, the obstacles to data privacy have evolved faster than the regulatory and legal structures meant to protect that right. Many businesses in Africa have been victims of data breaches, resulting in significant financial losses and reputational damage. By implementing data protection laws, businesses can take proactive measures to prevent data breaches and ensure they are adequately protected from cyber threats and other data acquisition breaches.

The Data Protection regulation is crucial for business entities as it requires them to assess the impact of personal data processing to promote data transparency and avoid data breaches, leaks and theft of intellectual property. – Jean Eric – Sauzier, Partner, ALN Mauritius