Data privacy in Africa’s ed-tech platforms : children’s right to privacy
In the past decade, there has been a significant increase in the use of educational technology (Edtech) platforms on the African continent. A number of these platforms utilize Artificial Intelligence (AI) and have revolutionized the global education sector. When a website or platform is intended for children, it must comply with national data protection laws, which are intended to safeguard children's personal information in the digital space. While there are valuable opportunities to use AI in ways that benefit children, there are crucial questions we must ask and answer in order to better safeguard children from the potential negative effects of AI.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, PRIVACY PROTECTION, CHILDREN'S RIGHTS, EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, NORTH OF SAHARA, SOUTH OF SAHARA