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Ivory Coast: ARTCI ensures privacy in new app for telephone number conversions

The Telecommunications/ ICT Regulatory Authority of Côte d'Ivoire ('ARTCI') released, on 28 January 2021, a communiqué on the launch of its app for the conversion of telephone numbers as part of the national plan for the same. In particular, ARTCI offered reassurances that the app available via Android and iOS for the facilitation of telephone number conversions from eight to ten digits, namely PNN ARTCI, had been designed to strictly respect the principles of the new national plan and the applicable law regarding the protection of personal data and network security. Further, ARTCI outlined that the app is not able to store information in databases, trace individuals, and does not need to be connected to the internet once it has been downloaded by the user.

You can read the press release, only available in French, here.