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The past few weeks have been abuzz with public outcry over the call to update SIM registration details for all sim card owners by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK). The move has been touted as a step towards improving national security by establishing a comprehensive registry of sim cards and their owners. It is the third such attempt by...
Meshack Masibo

Meshack Masibo

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The fourth workshop of the Data Privacy Learning Series took place on March 10th, 2022, and discussed regional coordination among civil society organizations in the Global South to advance data protection. The discussion departed from concrete cases and built on some of the points made in previous workshops, especially regarding advocacy strategies and campaigns carried out by ADAPT partners which...
Data Privacy Brazil

Data Privacy Brazil

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Ethiopia has not yet adopted a personal data protection law. While there are some scattered legislations that deal with data protection related issues such as the criminal code and the computer crime proclamation, there is no comprehensive legislation that regulates data protection in Ethiopia. However, in 2020 the government of Ethiopia under the auspices of the Ministry of Innovation and...
Mesenbet Assefa

Mesenbet Assefa

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It is not new that there is a tendency among public authority managers to promote the concept of smart cities to justify any actions to implement technology without discussing in depth its purposes. Cameras, facial recognition, sensors, smart meters, wi-fi, etc. are brought to the municipal public space while disclosing little to no information to those who live there about...
Vanessa Koetz

Vanessa Koetz

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The election period in Kenya has always been a high stakes and tense atmosphere. Equally, the uptake of technology and the arising issues of data storage, accessibility and transparency have also grown increasingly controversial in recent years. When the two concepts react together it often leads to an explosive mixture of high-octane politics, immersive litigation and even invalidation of the...
Meshack Masibo

Meshack Masibo

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The third workshop of the Data Privacy Learning Series took place on February 1st, 2022, and discussed the challenges in creating and maintaining independent data protection authorities in the ADAPT partner countries, some having passed comprehensive data protection legislation and others currently discussing it. The choice of subject for the workshop was validated by talks conducted with the partners prior...
Data Privacy Brazil

Data Privacy Brazil