While privacy has become ever more crucial in a world where digital technologies are key to livelihoods and the promotion of other rights, there are insufficient protections for the right to privacy in many African countries, and some have steadily taken measures to undermine this right.
APC member organisation Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet, in cooperation with the law firm Jihyang, responded to the abuse of personal information by Facebook by bringing this case to the Personal Information Dispute Mediation Committee.
How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? Point of View's reports, research and campaigns have made meaningful contributions toward building and amplifying the voices of women and other marginalised genders and removing barriers to voice, speech and expression across India.
TypeRight is a research-based weekly newsletter published by APC member in India, the Digital Empowerment Foundation. It is a reflection of the advancements at the intersection of society and technology and an analysis of its impacts on people’s lives.
In Lebanon, the legal framework for privacy and data protection is in limbo, cybersecurity is minimal to non-existent, and citizens’ rights are neglected. SMEX has been following these issues closely, and now, it is expanding its work to serve as a watchdog over citizens’ digital data.
EngageMedia has launched Cinemata.org, a platform for social and environmental films about the Asia-Pacific that curates videos in a variety of styles and genres, including documentary, fiction, animation, experimental, and more.
When looking through the risk and danger that seemingly small decisions about online social media profiles can pose to queer-identifying individuals, the utopic narrative of the “levelling field” that the internet creates begins to fall apart.
This new preliminary report presents findings of a study that sought to establish the impact of a national identity card system in Uganda (commonly known as “Ndaga Muntu”) on people’s economic, social and cultural Rights (ESCRs), in relation to the state's obligation to provide services.
The undersigned human rights and digital rights organisations urge Google to immediately halt its plan to establish a new Google Cloud region in Saudi Arabia until the company can publicly demonstrate how it will mitigate adverse human rights impacts.
The country reports collected here offer an in-depth rights-based analysis of the status of privacy and data protection legislation in Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda.