Security and privacy
APC talked to Dorothy Mukasa, executive director of APC's newest member organisation, Uganda-based Unwanted Witness, about challenging internet shutdowns and other violations of human rights online in a country with high levels of corruption, unemployment and poverty.
The rollout of the Huduma number is taking place all over Kenya. This piece traces the experience of one young woman, Nyangi, as she tries to get a card, and more broadly the problems and hurdles posed by the system of digital identity.
In 2018, the First Committee established two parallel processes to discuss responsible state behaviour in cyberspace: the UN Group of Governmental Experts and the Open Ended Working Group. This explainer offers human rights defenders the information they need to engage with these processes.
Point of View's award-winning digital imprint Deep Dives is back with a new season of essays. The recently launched new collection, called “Bodies of Evidence”, will feature writings that explore the intersection of big data, bodies, gender and sexuality.
This submission focuses on emblematic cases and uses of surveillance technologies against individuals or civil society organisations, and the gendered impact of the deployment of surveillance technologies.
Privacy allows women and members of marginalised communities to create safe spaces of expression and makes available tools that challenge norms that restrict equality, access and control. In this interview, Blum-Dumontet shares insights from a recent report on gender and privacy.
This research departs from the premise that we can learn from feminist theories and struggles to interpret consent towards building a more meaningful and collective approach to consent when we think about data protection.
The increasing use of the internet, social media, surveillance and algorithmic processing has shifted the meanings of privacy. Here we explore the conceptual understandings of privacy and its links to autonomy, human dignity and self-determination.
The Association for Progressive Communications and the Association for Women in Development commend the Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy for taking on the critical issue of the gendered dimensions of privacy, the first results of which are contained in the mandate’s current report.
Is privacy a concern for mobile phone users in Africa? How important is it to raise awareness about this issue? APC member KICTANet explores these questions in a series of interviews gathered in this video.