Data Protection enforcement practices in Mauritius - FULLY BOOKED
CPD (Continuing Professional Development)
Resource Person: Mrs. Drudeisha Madhub, Data Protection Commissioner of the Data Protection Office of Mauritius. Click Here for her profile.
Course description: “The Data Protection Act 2017 (DPA) has been brought at par with international best practices including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Council of Europe Convention 108 and 108+. The new DPA has revolutionised the whole data protection landscape of Mauritius with new obligations and increased accountability of controllers/processors. Data subjects have also been provided with enhanced rights under the Act. The Act is comprehensive and covers both public and private sectors. As controllers/processors, organisations have responsibilities to continuously improve their mode of operations by putting privacy and protection of individuals’ information at the forefront of their business activities.
The Data Protection Office (DPO) enforces the DPA and is led by the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC). To assist the Commissioner in exercising her functions, the Act has assigned certain powers to her such as the power to require information, seek assistance amongst others. The Office also investigates complaints and the Commissioner gives her decision upon the completion of the enquiry. The decision of the DPC is appealable to the ICT Appeal Tribunal. The DPA is criminal in nature and provides for offences and penalties.
The training will thus help the participants to understand the provisions laid down in the DPA as well as the role of the office as an enforcement authority.”
Target Audience: Law Practitioners
Seats Available: 60 max
Delivery Mode: Online ( link to join the meeting will only be provided to those who have enrolled)
Note: Seats will be allocated to only those who have settled CPD fees for the academic years 2018-2019 and 2019-2021.
- Experience Level:
- Law Practitioners & Legal Officers