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Botswana showcases e-government's privacy pitfalls
Botswana showcases e-government's privacy pitfalls 28 February 2024 Thapelo Ndlovu

This article explores whether e-government in Botswana ensures privacy and protects personal data. E-government collects personal information, which if mishandled, might pose a threat to democracy.

A region grappling with digital rights deficits
A region grappling with digital rights deficits 16 February 2024 Federico Links

The second issue of the online digest Southern Africa Digital Rights serves to spotlight that privacy and data protections remain and will continue to remain areas that civil society in the region must continue to monitor and address. 

Southern Africa Digital Rights Issue Number 2: Privacy at risk – challenges to data and online security
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.

Rethinking data journalism beyond spreadsheets: Lessons from AfriSIG 2023
Rethinking data journalism beyond spreadsheets: Lessons from AfriSIG 2023 16 October 2023 Linda Ngari

Despite numerous intensive data journalism fellowships and workshops in the past, Linda Ngari says she had an an "eye-opening experience" at the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSiG) on a topic often left out in the practice and training of data journalism: data governance.

Why did Google think two Zimbabwean women writers were the same person?
Why did Google think two Zimbabwean women writers were the same person? 11 October 2023 Fungai Machirori for GenderIT.org

Algorithm bias manifests itself in unique ways every single day, affecting people of colour. Fungai Machirori explores how big tech corporations misidentify renowned Black women - error that continues to exist despite various alarms around the said bias.

Southern Africa Digital Rights Issue 1: Data and online privacy under attack
Southern Africa Digital Rights Issue 1: Data and online privacy under attack 30 July 2022 Various

Southern Africa Digital Rights is an online publication produced under the project "The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms: Fostering a human rights-centred approach to privacy, data protection and access to the internet in Southern Africa".

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