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Name: Data Protection Act 2021 (Act 5 of 2021).
Country: Zimbabwe
Subject(s): Human rights
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2021-12-31
Entry into force:
ISN: ZWE-2021-L-114001
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Veritas, Zimbabwe PDF PDF (consulted on 2022-12-12)
Abstract/Citation: An Act to provide for data protection with due regard to the Declaration of Rights under the Constitution and the public and national interest; to establish a Data Protection Authority and to provide for their functions; to create a technology driven business environment and encourage technological development and the lawful use of technology; to amend sections 162 to 166 of the Criminal Code (Codification and Reform)Act [Chapter 9:23] to provide for investigation and collection of evidence of cyber crime and unauthorised data collection and breaches, and to provide for admissibility of electronic evidence for such offences; to amend the Interception of Communications Act [Chapter 11:20] to establish a Cyber Security Centre and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.

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