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Law: There is no general data protection law.

Regulator: There is no general data protection authority.

Summary: Although, as yet, there is no general data protection framework in Ethiopia, there are several laws and regulations that address aspects of data privacy. These include the establishment of a right to privacy in the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia 1995, laws regulating the financial sector, and sanctions for violations of certain privacy related provisions. In addition, these laws and regulations have mandated powers within various authorities for the protection of privacy. For example, the Communication Services Proclamation No. 1072/2018 ('Communications Services Proclamation') establishes the responsibility of the Ethiopian Communication Authority to promote data privacy. A Draft Data Protection Proclamation, which provided for the creation of a Data Protection Commission, was reportedly developed in 2009-2010, however it has not been publicly released and its maturation is uncertain.