Law: Draft data protection law ('Draft Bill')
Regulator: There is no general data protection authority.
Summary: Namibia has not enacted legislation that provides for data protection or privacy protections. However, Article 13 of the Constitution of the Republic of Namibia establishes a right to privacy. More recently, in November 2022 a Draft Bill was released, and outlines data processing principles, data subject rights including access and rectification, as well as restrictions on cross border data transfers. Furthermore, the bill requires the appointment of a data protection officer and establishes a supervisory authority responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance with the Draft Bill.