João Luís Traça, Partner at Miranda Law Firm, discusses data protection trends and the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation. What are the latest data protection trends and developments in Africa? Specifically, Traca notes that Afica is made up of more than 50 countries, and therefore one faces a challenge in tracking developments. In addition, Traça notes that Africa is made up of several languages and cultural backgrounds, which, in turn, has had an impact on the development of legislation in each jurisdiction. Traça notes that African countries may not follow the GDPR, or may pause on any existing work that they are undertaking, and decide to wait until its entry into effect to see how the landscape has progressed.