The conference will provide awareness on cyber-attacks and protective measures.
The conference will provide awareness on cyber-attacks and protective measures.

Third annual data laws and cyber security conference

Wetumwene Shikage
Aiming to present an informative two-day event, the Intelligence Transfer Centre (ITC) will host the data laws and cyber security conference on 22 and 23 March at the Windhoek Country Club.

According to the ITC, the conference will highlight the traditional balancing scales of justice: Protecting personal information to ensure the right to privacy, while granting access to information where there is a legitimate right for access.

Delegates will be assisted to understand the key issues in the areas of Protection of Personal Information (POPI) and provide awareness of cyber-attacks and how companies can protect their information and people with proper cyber-security tactics.

Additionally, the conference will focus on the protection of Namibian citizens against the abuse of their data and personal information, and encourage safe regulation of cross-border flow of personal data. Head of marketing at ITC, Amrita Ramlucken, said the programme will give delegates insight on how to balance the two with the demands of the modern economy and an opportunity to discuss the issues at stake with key security experts locally and across the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

While this conference is set to connect attendees with regulators and experts in the industry, it will also offer a networking experience.

To be discussed

Attendees will: Be updated on legislation on data laws in Namibia; evaluate adequacy of legal protection with cross-border data transfer; track data law non-compliance prosecution processes.

Discussions will centre on what the right to privacy in the digital age of data mining means for Namibia, and delve into the importance of embedded data governance in banks and financial institutions.

Speakers at the event will include: Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) CEO Emilia Nghikembua; general manager of information and communication technology at the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (Namfisa) Petrus Kafidi; cyber security expert at the Cyber Intelligence Agency in Botswana Trust Mapoka, and many others from the SADC region.


Republikein 2023-03-22

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