Ghana to develop regulation on artificial intelligence

Ghana is set to have its own regulatory guide on the use of Artificial Intelligence. 

The decision is primarily to ensure that the country can compensate for the growing needs of its technological advancement. 

Dr. Ama Pomaah, Deputy Minister for Communications and Digitisation, addressed the gathering at the climax of Data Protection Week in Accra saying the regulation is of huge importance and benefit for the nation.

The Data Protection Week is celebrated every last week of January with the aim of creating awareness on the need to protect critical information.

The Data Protection Commission is the only authorized body in Ghana given the mandate to ensure that the privacy of individuals and the processing of data is regulated by the laws of the country.

Honorable Ama Pomaa Boateng believed that updating existing technology to conform to modern trends is necessary.

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“It is very critical since technology is evolving and new trends are being introduced all the time. We have to update our technologies as well. I believe the regulation will help in ensuring that people become aware of what to do or not.

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“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 safeguarding the digital space of the country.

She entreated all businesses to register and obtain a license or face sanctions.

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