Below is a bibliography of some of the academic works that touch on issues to do with surveillance, privacy and data protection in Africa. This seeks to help students and researchers working on these subjects. The list is updated occasionally.
Agyei-Bekoe, E. (2013). Empirical Investigation of the Role of Privacy and Data Protection in the Implementation of Electronic Government in Ghana.
Berda, Y. (2013, September). Managing dangerous populations: colonial legacies of security and surveillance. In Sociological forum (Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 627-630).
Bozzini, D. M. (2011). Low-tech surveillance and the despotic state in Eritrea. Surveillance & Society, 9(1/2), 93.
Dagbanja, D. N. (2014). Privacy in Context: The Right to Privacy, and Freedom and Independence of the Media under the Constitution of Ghana. African Journal of International and Comparative Law, 22(1), 40-62.
Dagbanja, D. N. (2016). The Right to Privacy and Data Protection in Ghana. In African Data Privacy Laws (pp. 229-248). Springer International Publishing.
Greenleaf, G., & Georges, M. (2014). The African Union’s Data Privacy Convention: A Major Step Toward Global Consistency?.
Harris, A., Goodman, S., & Traynor, P. (2012). Privacy and security concerns associated with mobile money applications in Africa. Wash. JL Tech. & Arts, 8, 245.
Makulilo, A. B. (2012). Privacy and data protection in Africa: a state of the art. International Data Privacy Law, 2(3), 163-178.
Makulilo, A. B. (Ed.). (2016). African Data Privacy Laws (Vol. 33). Springer.
Makulilo, A. B. (2016). A Person Is a Person through Other Persons-A Critical Analysis of Privacy and Culture in Africa. Beijing L. Rev., 7, 192.
Matfess, H. (2015). Rwanda and Ethiopia: Developmental authoritarianism and the new politics of African strong men. African Studies Review, 58(02), 181-204.
McQuoid-Mason, D. J. (1978). The law of privacy in South Africa. Cape Town: Juta.
Nwauche, E. S. (2007). The right to privacy in Nigeria. Review of Nigerian Law and Practice, 1(1), 62-90.
Olinger, H. N., Britz, J. J., & Olivier, M. S. (2007). Western privacy and/or Ubuntu? Some critical comments on the influences in the forthcoming data privacy bill in South Africa. The International Information & Library Review, 39(1), 31-43.
Prakash, A. (2013). Colonial Techniques in the Imperial Capital: The Prefecture of Police and the Surveillance of North Africans in Paris, 1925-circa 1970. French Historical Studies, 36(3), 479-510.
Purdeková, A. (2011). ‘Even if I am not here, there are so many eyes’: surveillance and state reach in Rwanda. The Journal of Modern African Studies, 49(03), 475-497.
Yilma, K. M. (2017). The Quest for Information Privacy in Africa: A Review Essay.
Zenenga, P. (2008). Censorship, Surveillance, and Protest Theater in Zimbabwe. Theater, 38(3), 67-83.