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Southern Africa Digital Rights Issue Number 3: SADC's Rocky Path - The challenges of biometric and digital identity systems 26 March 2024 Various

This issue of Digital Rights Southern Africa makes clear that there is no or slow commensurate roll-out of measures to ensure that biometric data collection and processing systems are secure and to the actual benefit of the societies in which they are being implemented.

Southern Africa Digital Rights Issue Number 2: Privacy at risk – challenges to data and online security 16 February 2024 Various

What this edition of Southern Africa Digital Rights serves to spotlight is that privacy and data protections remain and will continue to remain areas that civil society in the region must continue to monitor and address.

Privacy Scorecard Report 2023: Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda
Privacy Scorecard Report 2023: Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda 23 January 2024 Unwanted Witness

This is the third annual Privacy Scorecard Report produced by Unwanted Witness. The 2023 report took stock of compliance with data protection and privacy laws and regulations in four countries: Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda.

Controversial Cases on AI in Republic of Korea
Controversial Cases on AI in Republic of Korea 12 January 2024 Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet

In South Korea, there have been cases where automatic algorithms and AI have raised concern about the negative impact on human rights. In this research, the Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet presents in detail some of the cases that have sparked controversy in Korean society.

When protection becomes an excuse for criminalisation: Gender considerations on cybercrime frameworks
When protection becomes an excuse for criminalisation: Gender considerations on cybercrime frameworks 26 October 2023 Derechos Digitales and Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

This exploratory report seeks to contribute to ongoing and future discussions concerning gender and cybercrime by providing concrete evidence of how national cybercrime laws have been used to silence and criminalise women and LGBTQIA+ people around the world.

Regulating the use of digital technology by public administration to protect and strengthen human rights
Regulating the use of digital technology by public administration to protect and strengthen human rights 29 September 2023 Valeria Betancourt

This contribution to the World Public Sector Report 2023, published by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, builds on analytical research led by APC for the 2021-2022 edition of the Global Information Society Watch report, which explored digital futures for a post-pandemic world.

Assessing the level of respect of the Internet rights and freedoms in Africa: Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Chad study cases
Assessing the level of respect of the Internet rights and freedoms in Africa: Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Chad study cases 09 August 2023 PROTEGE QV

Organisations and independent experts from six Sub-Saharan African countries that share French as one of their national languages have developed an approach for assessing the level of respect for human rights online by their governments: the African Index of Internet Rights and Freedoms.

Scorecard: Accessibility of government websites to persons with disabilities
Scorecard: Accessibility of government websites to persons with disabilities 29 June 2023 Florence Awino Ouma, Nicodemus Nyakundi and Judy Okite

This research aimed to address the challenges faced by persons with disabilities when accessing government websites and digital services in Kenya.

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