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    Somalia’s Data Protection Authority was launched in Mogadishu.

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    Mogadishu (Somali Magazine ) – H.E Jama Hassan Khalif, Minister of Communications and Technology for the Federal Government of Somalia, officially opened the Data Protection Authority and praised the timely efforts to provide robust legal frameworks governing data privacy matters, emphasizing the Government’s readiness to rectify years of neglect.

    Officials including Ministers, D.Gs, and civil society representatives attended the inaugural ceremony to witness the government’s significant initiative.

    Fardowsa Osman Igal, Minister of Transport and Aviation, who spoke at the ceremony, stated that her Ministry handles a wide range of data and indicated a willingness to work with the newly constituted Data Protection Authority.

    “I was delighted to observe the Data Protection Authority’s inaugural ceremony. During my remarks, I emphasized the importance of the authority in ensuring data privacy. I commend H.E. Minister Khalif and Director Mohamed Royal’s efforts and wish the DPA continued success,” the Interior Minister remarked.

    Mohamed Royal, Director General of the Data Protection Agency, presented the opening comments at the formal launch ceremony, greeting the distinguished visitors. He offered thorough information on the Agency’s critical mandate and duties.

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