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Rule of Law Rules #5: “The Risk That Exists in the Digital Ecosystem is Decentralized”

Data Protection in the Age of Digitalization - A podcast by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation


“Rule of Law Rules” is our new podcast on Rule of Law in the age of digitalization from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The host of the podcast is Dr Angela Daly, a socio-legal scholar of digital technology. In each episode she interviews one international expert about the opportunities and challenges for human rights in the digital age. We will gain insights into recent developments from different parts of the world.

This time “Africa”– We take a closer look on the continent Africa with Ridwan Oloyede, our expert on Data Protection. Ridwan is co-founder of Tech Hive Advisory which is a Nigerian based start-up. They help business to achieve operational excellence through the reliable and efficient application of technology. He is also recognised as one of the top 50 individuals leading a legal innovation in Africa by the Africa Legal Innovation Award in 2020.

We speak with him about the General Data Protection Regulation and its influence in African legal framework.




“Rule of Law Rules” ist unser neuer Podcast des Rechtsstaatsprogramms der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. Dr. Angela Daly interviewt internationale Expertinnen und Experten zu den Themen Datenschutz, Legal Tech und den Einsatz von Künstlicher Intelligenz. Der Podcast ist in Englisch, erscheint monatlich und nimmt jedes Mal eine andere Weltregion in den Blick.

Dieses Mal „Afrika“ – Wir blicken mit unserem Experten für Datenschutz Ridwan Oloyede auf den Kontinent Afrika. Ridwan ist Mitbegründer von Tech Hive Advisory, einem in Nigeria ansässigen Start-up, das Unternehmen dabei hilft, durch die zuverlässige und effiziente Anwendung von Technologie besser zu werden. Außerdem wurde er beim Africa Legal Innovation Award 2020 als eine der 50 führenden Personen für rechtliche Innovationen in Afrika ausgezeichnet.

Wir sprechen mit ihm über die DSGVO und ihren Einfluss auf die Gesetzgebung in Afrika.


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More information about our guest Ridwan Oloyede:

Here is more information about his start up:

You can follow Ridwan Oloyede on Twitter:

He received the Africa Legal Innovation Award:

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung has been active in international cooperation since the last 50 years. The main goals of our international commitment are fostering democracy and economic development as well as the respect for human rights:

Promoting the Rule of Law is one of the top priorities in the work of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. Thus, since 1990 the Stiftung has been supplementing its global projects with the transnational, worldwide Rule of Law Programme. Its bases are Bogotá, Singapore, Nairobi, Dakar, Bucharest and Beirut. We believe that sustainable development and security are not conceivable without stable democracies – and that stable democracies are not possible without the Rule of Law:

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