ACTION Namibia Coalition member, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), argues that the draft Data Protection Bill 2021 requires further development to ensure that it meets the requirements of a contemporary data protection framework.

The IPPR proposes that the sections on the independence of the Supervisory Authority need to be reconsidered and substantially redrafted, and sections concerning offences, penalties, and administrative penalties need to be developed. In its present form the IPPR claims that the Bill is not fit for purpose.

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