In an increasingly digitised world, safeguarding data rights has become central to protecting individuals’ rights to access and share information, express themselves, and associate using the internet and related platforms.
This brief was informed by a systematic document review of published documents, including the Registration of Persons Act 2015, parliamentary reports, news articles and other reports on digital identity system processes, as well as key informant interviews and site visits.
This piece is the second in a series where Julia Keseru explores the connection between our online systems and bodily integrity, and the long-term effects of digital innovation on our collective well-being.
This publication is a compilation of 19 articles by African researchers, academics, journalists and human and digital rights activists on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on digital rights in Africa.
May First expresses concern over the events of 6 January 2021, which clearly demonstrate there is a large, organised and growing fascist movement in the United States, propelled by a false narrative framed and propagated by right-wing media and right-wing forces using the internet.
The open letter, signed by APC and other civil society organisations, emphasises the fundamental importance of ensuring transparency and adequately assessing the human rights impact of any public-private partnerships that the UN may enter into, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The clampdown on gays and non-heteronormative people in Tanzania has been in the news, and while it seems it is the agenda of certain groups and people in the government, it is essential to examine the privacy, data and censorship implications of targeting LGBTQIA+ people online.
This report from Foundation for Media Alternatives examines the intersections of freedom of information and data protection in the Philippines.