Towards setting a high standard for its technological operations, Ghana is set to develop a regulatory framework that will guide the use of artificial intelligence in the country.
After a short address to climax the data protection week celebration in Accra, the Deputy Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Ama Pomaa Boateng, explained that such a regulation is critical for the country.
The data protection week is marked every last week of January to create awareness of the need to protect critical information
In Ghana, the Data Protection Commission has been given the mandate to ensure that the privacy of the individuals and processing of data is regulated according to the laws of the country.
Ama Pomaa Boateng stated that updating existing technology to conform to modern trends is necessary.
“It is very critical since technology is evolving and new trends are being introduced all the time. We have to update our technology as well. I believe the regulation will help.
The Commission may also need to do some sensitization for the citizens to be aware of the existing rules and regulations along the line”, she said.
Executive Director of the Data Protection Commission, Patricia Adusei Poku told stakeholders that the Commission is committed to safe privacy in the digital space of the country.
He entreated all businesses to register and obtain a licence or face sanctions.