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National Assembly Passes Data Protection Law

PRIVACY LAW—ANGOLA

September 20, 2011

Hunton & Williams' Privacy and Information Security Law Blog reports that the National Assembly of the Republic of Angola has passed a national data protection law. Law 22/11 on Personal Data Protection will apply to all automated and non-automated personal data processing by controllers based in Angola. The legislation enacts a data protection agency (DPA) and establishes data processing principles, including transparency, proportionality, accuracy and data retention limits. The DPA must approve all international data transfers with countries that are not deemed adequate. Express consent from and notification to a data subject is required when processing his information. Data subjects also will have the right to access, opt out and delete their personal information. 
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