Alex B. Makulilo is Professor of Law and Technology at the Open University of Tanzania. He is the Co-Director and Chairperson of the African Law and Technology Institute.His most recent publication African Data Privacy Laws (2016), Springer, is a pioneering work in the field of data privacy in Africa. Professor Makulilo has also published widely journal articles on many aspects of computer law and information technology. His publications appear in the highly ranked international peer review journals in Oxford, Springer, Taylor & Francis, Elsevier and Wolters Kluwer.In 2014-2016, Professor Makulilo was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Information, Health and Medical Law (IGMR), University of Bremen, Germany. He previously graduated at the Faculty of Law, University of Bremen (2012), and was awarded a degree of Doctor Juris, after his thesis passed with Summa cum laude. During 2005-2006 Makulilo read for the LLM Degree in Information and Communication Technology Law at the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law (NRCCL), University of Oslo, Norway. Professor Makulilo studied Bachelor of Laws at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania between 2000 and 2004. He was called to the Bar as Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania in 2006.Professor Makulilo is an Advisory Committee Member of International Privacy Law Library of the World Legal Information Institute, Australia, a member to International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law and a former Researcher and member of Law, Science, Technology and Society Studies (LSTS), Vrije Universiteit Brussel.He has been involved in many research projects nationally and internationally. His current research project (January 2017-December 2017) in which he is the lead researcher is Systematic Government access of private sector data in Tanzania. This project is being funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Alex B. Makulilo

Selected Publications

  • Makulilo,A.B, ‘African accession to Council of Europe Privacy Convention 108: Moving towards stronger privacy protection’, Datenschutz und Datensicherheit(DuD) 2017, Vol. 41, No.6, pp.364-367.
  • Makulilo, A.B, African Data Privacy Laws, Springer, 2016.
  • Makulilo, A.B, ‘The admissibility of electronic evidence in Tanzania: new rules and case law’, Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review, 2016, Vol.13, pp.109-120.
  • Makulilo, A.B, ‘The right to privacy relating to credit reporting: a critical review of the emerging Africa’s credit reference market’, Journal of Internet Law, 2016, Vol. 19, No. 9, pp. 3-17.
  • Makulilo, A.B, ‘Privacy in mobile money: central banks in Africa and their regulatory limits’, International Journal of Law and Information Technology, 2015, Vol.23, No. 4, pp. 273-391.
  • Makulilo, A.B, ‘Admissibility of Computer Evidence in Tanzania’, Digital Evidence Journal, 2007, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp.76-80.

Research Interests

Privacy and Data Protection
Internet Governance
Intellectual Property in Digital Age
e-Commerce Law