Data Protection Law Coming
PRIVACY LAW—GHANAMarch 18, 2010
The government of Ghana will establish a data protection law this year, reports myjoyonline.com. Speaking at a mobile telephony event in Accra this week, Communications Minister Haruna Iddrisu announced the Data Protection Bill would help secure personal data. The event was to celebrate the launch of Zain Zap, a service to enable mobile banking via cell phones. Minister Iddrisu called on Zain Ghana managers to "inspire customer confidence in the service" by protecting the information consumers divulge when registering their SIM cards. He said the "government will continue to uphold and respect the privacy of the communication of every Ghanaian."