data protection

New toolkit offers insights into advocacy around the growing need for privacy and personal data protection in Africa
New toolkit offers insights into advocacy around the growing need for privacy and personal data protection in Africa 03 May 2021 African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition

The toolkit, developed by the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition, offers an overview of relevant national, regional and international mechanisms and a checklist for analysing data protection and privacy-related policy and legislation using the human rights-based approach.

Privacy and personal data protection in Africa: Advocacy toolkit
Privacy and personal data protection in Africa: Advocacy toolkit 26 April 2021 African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition

This advocacy toolkit provides an overview of the legal standards concerning the right to privacy and personal data protection in Africa and offers a set of practical tools for stakeholders in the formulation and implementation of data protection frameworks.

An ideal framework for the accountable use of personal data by law enforcement and state security agencies
An ideal framework for the accountable use of personal data by law enforcement and state security agencies 13 April 2021 Koliwe Majama

There are increasing concerns over the way in which some of the data collected through automated digital technologies for law enforcement is being manipulated or misused, prompting calls for more accountable use of personal data to protect the rights of citizens.

State of the Digital Nation: The Digital Rights Report 2020
State of the Digital Nation: The Digital Rights Report 2020 09 April 2021

This report is a documentation of what transpired in 2020, specifically how human rights were impacted by technology and digital innovations in the Philippines. The year 2020 was definitely unique given the COVID-19 pandemic, which brought about tremendous change throughout the globe.

How feminist research shapes AI, privacy and data protection discourse
How feminist research shapes AI, privacy and data protection discourse 17 December 2020 Chenai Chair for GenderIT.org

In this second post in a series on artificial intelligence (AI) research in the African context, Chenai Chair shares why she believes that a feminist approach to research around AI is the only way.

Offensive against Sleeping Giants Brazil may set a dangerous precedent
Offensive against Sleeping Giants Brazil may set a dangerous precedent 09 December 2020 Bruno Marinoni and Marina Pita

In May 2020, a Twitter profile called Sleeping Giants Brazil emerged and started to publicly call for advertising companies to acknowledge their responsibility in the fight against so-called "fake news", pressuring them not to finance channels that propagate this type of content.

Day 2 of the Internet Rules workshop: Navigating issues around meaningful access and the right to privacy
Day 2 of the Internet Rules workshop: Navigating issues around meaningful access and the right to privacy 25 November 2020 APCNews

With the first day centred around an introduction to basic legal concepts and the ICT law ecosystem, Day 2 of the Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop took on more complex issues of meaningful access to the internet and the many facets of privacy.

Consumer and digital rights groups call on the international joint initiative on e-commerce to safeguard data protection and privacy
Consumer and digital rights groups call on the international joint initiative on e-commerce to safeguard data protection and privacy 16 November 2020 Various

This joint statement calls on countries participating in the WTO negotiations on global rules to make it easier for consumers and companies to trade online to design a deal that puts people at its the centre and fully protect their rights.

The erosion of digital rights in the fight against COVID-19 in Kenya
The erosion of digital rights in the fight against COVID-19 in Kenya 29 September 2020 Victor Kapiyo for CIPESA

Kenya confirmed its first Covid-19 case on March 12, 2020, and as of August 26, 2020, the country had recorded at least 559 deaths, 32,803 confirmed cases, and 19,055 recoveries, with 429,513 persons tested. Even before the first case was confirmed in Kenya in February 2020, the government had moved to establish the National Emergency Response Committee on Covid-19 to coordinate its preparednes...

7amleh: Palestinian Digital Rights Coalition warns against phone application "The Coordinator"
7amleh: Palestinian Digital Rights Coalition warns against phone application "The Coordinator" 15 June 2020

Al Munasq, a dangerous application launched by Israel’s Coordination of Government Activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (COGAT) unit last year, violates Palestinians' privacy and can lead to other human rights violations.

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