(Ecofin Service) – At the end of the sixth ordinary session of the Council of Ministers which was held June 29, 2016, José Carvalho da Rocha (photo), the Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology, revealed the approval by this decision-making body of the bill on the protection of computer networks and systems. Once submitted to the National Assembly and adopted, this law will provide greater protection of personal data and telecom networks.
Clearly, Angolans will no longer see their personal information (including phone number) disclosed in the press as has often been the case in the publication of such list of designated subscribers winners of a radio contest or a raffle. Moreover, the service providers will no longer have right of access, without their permission, to the personal data of users to carry their service offer or advertisement. The use of all personal data of users of networks and telecom systems will be monitored. The Data Protection Agency will check how personal data is processed.
According to José Carvalho da Rocha, the bill on the protection of computer networks and systems enable Angola to comply with the obligations of the African Union (AU) and those of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on security in cyberspace.