Opportunité des données en Afrique? Flux de données transfrontaliers et IoT

Opportunité des données en Afrique? Flux de données transfrontaliers et IoT

Start: Thursday 21 January 2021 10:00

End: Thursday 21 January 2021 11:30

Venue: Webinaire

Coïncidant avec le lancement du nouveau rapport de la GSMA, Flux de données transfrontaliers: réaliser les avantages de l’IoT, cet événement d’une heure et demie explorera la relation entre l’IoT, les accords de libre-échanges, les flux de données et la protection des données à travers l’Afrique.

Organisé par la GSMA avec des participants des autorités de protection des données, des leaders de l’industrie et des experts internationaux du continent africain, ce webinaire permettra de :

  • Discuter des résultats du nouveau rapport de la GSMA qui quantifie l’impact négatif des exigences de localisation des données par rapport aux gains attendus découlant de l’IoT;
  • Débattre des circonstances dans lesquelles les exigences de localisation des données peuvent être légitimes; et,
  • Suggérer des mesures pratiques pour saisir les opportunités découlant de la zone de libre-échange continentale africaine, de l’IoT et de la quatrième révolution industrielle.
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Mot de bienvenue
Boris Wojtan, Director of Privacy, GSMA

Flux transfrontaliers de données: Impact de la localisation des données sur l’IoT
Seyni Fati, Senior Policy Manager, Afrique Subsaharienne, GSMA

Modérateur: Alain Betu, Policy Manager, Afrique Centrale, GSMA



  • Mamoudou Niane, Secrétaire Permanent , Commission des Données Personnelles, SENEGAL
  • Barthé N’TSHABALI, Regulatory Affairs Director, Airtel DRC
  • Balkissa Idé Siddo, Public Policy Manager, Facebook
  • Philippe Defraigne, Founding Director, Cullen International


Boris Wojtan

Director of Privacy, GSMA

Boris is the Director of Privacy at GSMA. In his role, Boris seeks to lead public debate around privacy in mobile and to help deliver long-term benefits for mobile users.

He brings with him a wealth of privacy experience in the areas of IT and digital. Before joining GSMA, Boris was at Accenture for nine years where he lead the data privacy function for Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America and successfully obtained one of the first ever approvals from EU data privacy regulators for so-called Binding Corporate Rules.

Previously, Boris spent three years as legal adviser to the UK’s Information Commissioner and six years in private practice. He has also worked at the European Parliament and the European Commission.

Boris sits on the European Advisory Board for the IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals) and holds IAPP CIPP/E and CIPM certifications in addition being a 16+ PQE solicitor.

Seyni Fati

Senior Policy Manager, Afrique Subsaharienne, , GSMA

Seyni Malan FATI is a Senior Policy Manager with over 14-year rich ICT Regulation experience. He is responsible for GSMA’s advocacy programs and supporting members in policy and regulatory matters in West Africa.

Before joining the GSMA, Seyni was the Head of Projects at the Smart Africa Secretariat in Kigali, Rwanda. He was mainly leading the implementation of One Africa Network project and the Free Roaming initiatives between Smart Africa members countries and before that he was the Director of Economics and Telecom Markets at the Regulatory Authority of Telecommunications and Posts (ARTP) of Senegal, from 2015 to end of 2018.

He has led and participated in several projects and studies such as the development of the strategy of the Universal Telecommunication Service of Senegal, the audit of the costs of licensed operators, the implementation of unbundling the local loop, the approval of interconnection catalogs of the powerful designated operators, the implementation of number portability, the operators QoS measurement campaigns and the identification of subscribers in Senegal. In 2017, he was one of the focal points for the West Africa Free Roaming One Area implementation.

Since 2005, He has been actively involved in ITU-RGS3-AFR and is currently Vice-Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 12 about QoS. He is also Chairman of the African regional group of the Study Group 12.

After a year of mathematics Superior in Paris, he went to the Polytechnic School of Montreal to be a Telecom Engineer in 2001 and is passionate about sports, especially football and is also a member of the Lions Club International in the Dakar Baobab club in Senegal.

Mamoudou Niane

Secrétaire Permanent , Commission des Données Personnelles, SENEGAL

Mamoudou Niane est le Secrétaire Permanent Commission de protection des Données Personnelles (CDP) du Sénégal. Il en a été le Directeur des Affaires Juridiques du Contentieux et de la Conformité de novembre 2016 à mars 2020. Il est agrégé des Facultés de Droit et Professeur à L’université Gaston Berger de SaintLouis (Sénégal). Pr. Niane a participé à l’élaboration des législations sur la Société de l’Information au Sénégal. Plus récemment, il a coordonné la réforme du cadre législatif et réglementaire sur la protection des données personnelles au Sénégal. Il est membre de plusieurs comités techniques dédiés à la protection des données personnelles et à la Cybersécurité au Sénégal et à l’international.


Regulatory Affairs Director , Airtel DRC

Barthé N’TSHABALI is a board member and Chairman of the National Telecommunications Commission at the Congolese Business Federation (FEC) and Regulatory Affairs Director at Airtel DRC, based in Kinshasa.

Before joining Airtel DRC, Barthé held senior positions at Millicom/Tigo DRC respectively as Corporate Affairs Director, Regulatory Affairs Director, and Chief Information Officer with a long managerial experience in the Information and Communication Technologies sector.

Barthe holds a Mini MBA in Telecommunication’s Pocket MBA in Information and Communication Technology from the School of Management of Boston University in the USA, a Post-Graduate Degree in Management from St. Louis Higher Institute of Commerce in Brussels, Belgium, and a Bachelor of Computer Science from the Higher Institute of Statistics in Kinshasa, DRC.

Balkissa Idé Siddo

Public Policy Manager , Facebook

Philippe Defraigne

Founding Director, Cullen International

A founding director of Cullen International in 1988, Philippe has worked extensively on EU regulation affecting the telecoms and internet sectors and the implementation at national level across Europe. He is widely regarded in the industry as one of the leading experts in the field. Philippe pioneered the practice of cross-country benchmarking of national regulation – the core methodology used across all of Cullen International’s intelligence services. He leads business development activities for the company – focussing on building Cullen International’s business outside of Europe, in particular in Latin America, the Middle East & North Africa. Philippe frequently presents Cullen International research at industry conferences, client briefings and training courses.

Cullen International is an independent regulatory intelligence provider that helps organizations gain clarity and insight on regulation and competition law in the communications sector.

Alain Betu

Policy Manager, Central Africa, GSMA

Alain is the Policy Manager for Central Africa on the Sub-Saharan Africa Policy team. He joined the GSMA in February 2019 in the Sub Saharan Africa team, based in Kinshasa and responsible for GSMA’s advocacy programmes and supporting members in policy and regulatory matters in Central Africa.

Alain brings twelve years of experience in regulatory affairs dedicated to ensuring compliance of telecommunication operators with applicable rules and regulations. During this time, he has focused his engagement with policy makers and regulatory agencies on improving the industry’s business environment.

Before joining the GSMA, Alain served as Regulatory Affairs Manager at Vodacom Congo from 2006 to 2019 where he has worked on retail and wholesale tariff regulation and license acquisitions. He contributed to Vodacom’s launch of the first 3G and 4G mobile networks in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Alain holds an Engineering degree in Telecommunications from the Pedagogic and Technical Institute of Kinshasa (ISPT) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Corporate Law from Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning in Pune, India.