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Law: There is no general data protection law.

Regulator: There is no general data protection regulator.

Summary: The Democratic Republic of Congo is yet to enact a general data protection law. However, the Constitution of the DRC (only available in French here) prescribes the right to the respect or private life and to the secrecy of correspondence, telecommunication, and all other forms of communication. In addition, Law No.20/017 (only available in French here) ('the Law') repeals Law No. 013/2002 (only available in French here) and governs the telecommunications and information communication technology sectors. Notably, the Law makes reference to the protection of personal data throughout and includes provisions on consent and processing sensitive data.