About the Project

The main goal of ProSeM is the development and implementation of a new specialization in data protection and data security within the existing master course of computer science in Mozambique that will allow for the education of experts in that field in the country.

Data protection and data security are of vital importance for the economic development of a nation. Additionally, data protection has to be seen as an important aspect of human rights and a key element of a democratic development since it ensures the safekeeping of personal data such as political views, religious believes, and medical history. In Mozambique, there are no data protection laws established but the implementation of a National Cybersecurity Strategy is in preparation and it can be expected that it will become active in the near future. At the moment, there is both a lack of awareness for the importance of data protection and data security and experts who are able to develop appropriate concepts and implement these concepts. ProSeM contributes to improve this situation.

Term of the project: 01.01.2019-31.12.2022