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.
Unwanted Witness welcomes the first-ever data protection investigation report by the Ugandan data regulator, NITA-U, into the operations of SafeBoda, which has been ordered to make fundamental reforms regarding sharing of people’s personal data with third parties.
Together with other civil society and human rights institutions, members of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition demonstrated the gravity of online rights violations on the continent in the reports presented during the human rights situation sessions.
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.
Garnett Achieng takes a deep-dive look into the Telegram app from the perspective of African women’s experience, particularly that of data privacy and online gender-based violence.
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.
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.
As well as requirements such as commitment to the universal application of human rights, relevant experience, competence, independence and personal integrity, any individual considered for this mandate should also be well positioned to address the gendered dimensions of privacy.
In this #BreadandNet 2020 session, Sacha Robehmed from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) discusses the role of online platforms in connecting organisations to individuals, while maintaining online privacy and security.