Cynetio in collaboration with the Internet Society of Namibia is excited to present a free webinar on Saturday the 13th of March 2021 15:00 CAT.

This webinar will feature a panel discussion with industry representatives and experts on the urgency of implementing data protection in Namibia for all Namibians.

Free online registration is open at the following link:

The Topic

Internationally, laws have been enacted for data privacy, together with standards of regulating the collection and processing of personal information of people. Such laws assist people to better understand what their rights are, and the control they have over their information.

In Namibia, such laws are still in the drafting phase and people have limited or no protection against the misuse of their information both locally or on international platforms.

This issue really came to light during COVID 19 regulations, as industries had to oblige with government regulations of collecting private information of patrons. Upon entry to business premises, patrons were required to sign in and complete specific register sections including names, cellular, and identification numbers, without adequate data protection regulations or standards in place.

The inadequate control and responsibility of information may lead to information being abused or used in scams and harassment. Namibia needs to address the requirement of Data Protection law and in the absence of such adequate industry standards.

The panelists:

Josaphat Tjiho – Internet Society of Namibia

Nashilongo Gervasius Nakale – Technology, Media and Communications specialist

Kai Kleingunther – host and presentation on the lack of legislation and standards


Rigo Reddig – The consequences and impact of data abuse

Andrew Fordred – Overview of Cynetio security services

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