Director General

Emmanuel Mkilia

Director General

Welcome to the website of The Personal Data Protection Commission of Tanzania!

We thank you and extend our warm greetings and gratitude for visiting our website.

The Personal Data Protection Commission takes pride in being a unique guide in safeguarding and protect your personal data privacy rights in Tanzania. As a member of Regional and International Communities, Tanzania recognizes the importance of having laws and independent institutions to address the challenges of protecting personal data. Our goal is to facilitate the safe use of personal information in accordance with the laws, regulations, and procedures.

The Personal Data Protection Commission of Tanzania upholds the principles of the East African Community, the Southern African Development Community, the African Union, and the International Community in establishing essential Cybersecurity Laws. The Personal Data Protection Act of 2022 governs your right to privacy in accordance with the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Constitution of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, as directed in the implementation of Personal Data Protection in the country.

Our Commission, established in May 2023, is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Personal Data Protection Act No. 11 of 2022. We register data collectors and processors, receive and resolve complaints regarding privacy violations of personal data, we conduct research and collaborate with other countries on Personal Data Protection issues. Along with our regulations on the collection and processing of personal data, we ensure that data protection meets international standards as required.

The Commission has a modern online system for registering data collectors and processors, as well as a complaint-handling system, to ensure that the proper procedures for data disclosure and management are followed in accordance with the Law. Our role is to ensure that we establish the foundations for facilitating the safe use of Personal Data in Tanzania.

This website will provide information about the Commission in general, decisions of the Commission's Board, the implementation of regulatory oversight, and guidelines for personal data protection.

We recognize the importance of technology and digital advancements in our country's development. Therefore, we focus on ensuring the observance of your privacy rights and security when collecting, processing, distributing, and storing your personal information. We invite you to closely monitor our progress and use our services with confidence and assurance of the protection of your personal information.

Please feel free to contact us for more information or provide feedback through the addresses specified and also by using our social media platforms. Thank you for being with us on this journey of privacy and personal data protection as our stakeholder!

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Your Privacy is Our Committment

Emmanuel Mkilia

Director General

Personal Data Protection Commission of Tanzania