Democracy & Digital Societies

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Shaping the Future of Multilateralism - Does data protection safeguard against gender-based risks in Southern Africa?

Published: 8 July 2021
E-paper

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.