The Ethiopian Personal Data Protection Proclamation No. 1231/2024 has finally seen the light of the day with the parliament’s approval given on Thursday April 4, 2024, during the house’s 20th ordinary session. The Proclamation, among others, establishes principles of personal data processing, rights of data subjects, obligations of data controllers and data processors, and administrative and criminal liabilities that could arise from transgression of the proclamation. We have summarized some of the key points in the attached legal update for your easy reference.

Update on the Ethiopian Data Protection Proclamation