MTN Rwandacell PLC and Mobile Money Rwanda Ltd., leading players in Rwanda's telecommunications sector, have achieved a significant milestone by receiving official certification as Data Controllers from the Data Protection and Privacy Office - Rwanda. This esteemed 5-year certification was granted in recognition of their adherence to all necessary requirements, making them the first certified telecom entities in Rwanda.
The certification marks a pivotal moment for both MTN Rwandacell and Mobile Money Rwanda as they further strengthen their commitment to data protection and customer privacy. In today's digital age, data security has become a paramount concern, and this certification highlights the companies' dedication to safeguarding their customers' interests and personal information at all times.
Mapula Bodibe, Chief Marketing Officer for MTN South Africa, emphasized the importance of this certification, especially in light of recent cyber security incidents in the region. She stated that the certification is a timely effort that reassures their customers, giving them confidence that their data is being handled with the utmost care and protection.
This achievement underscores their commitment to best practices and compliance with data protection regulations, further enhancing their reputation as trusted providers in the market. By setting this precedent as the first certified telecom entities in Rwanda, MTN Rwandacell and Mobile Money Rwanda have demonstrated leadership and innovation in ensuring data security and privacy for their customers. The certification serves as a testament to their continuous efforts to uphold the highest standards of data protection and customer-centric services.
As the telecom landscape continues to evolve and face new challenges in data management and security, MTN Rwandacell PLC and Mobile Money Rwanda Ltd's awarding of certification as Data Controllers sets a positive example for the industry, reinforcing the importance of safeguarding customer data and privacy in the digital era.