This study is part of the series "Shaping the Future of Multilateralism -Inclusive Pathways to a Just and Crisis-Resilient Global Order" by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung's European Union and Washington, DC offices.
The increasing data-driven nature of societies raises concerns about how to prevent data misuse and abuse that may harm individuals and communities, particularly mar- ginalized groups. A feminist critique of the model law on data protection of the Southern African Development Community and the EU’s GDPR, however highlights the dangerous gaps that place women and gender-diverse people at risk.
Table of contents
Does data protection safeguard against gender-based risks in Southern Africa? 4
Multilateral policy development on data protection: the EU and Africa 5
Feminist framework 6
Protecting data related to gender and sexuality 7
Recommendations for safeguarding sexuality and gender data 11