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Senegal: CDP releases second quarterly report for 2021

The Senegalese data protection authority ('CDP') released, on 26 July 2021, its second quarterly report for 2021. In particular, the report outlines that the CDP handled 73 cases, including 55 declarations and 18 applications for authorisation, and received 19 complaints.

In addition, the CDP offered its opinion on, among other things, the Ministry of Community Development, Social and Territorial Equality's draft decree proposing the creation of a single national register ('RNU'), a dynamic database of vulnerable households to facilitate their access to social aid. In response, the CDP approved of the draft decree pending certain amendments, such as the clarification of purposes of processing of personal data, the categories of personal data to be collected, data retention periods, any third party access, security safeguards, and data subject rights. Furthermore, the CDP highlighted that the RNU must follow the process of prior authorisation for processing of personal data under Article 20 of the Law No. 2008-12 of 25 January 2008 concerning Personal Data Protection. 

Finally, the CDP spotlighted an increase in the number of authorisations and complaints in comparison with the previous quarter.

You can read the report, only available in French, here