Opinions and commentary
14 April 2021
The world is increasingly becoming digitised, with a significant amount of personal data being collected, stored and mined by different public and private sector players, in the various countries and communities, for one purpose or the other. Digitisation has increased efficiency of services and enhanced customer experiences of the same, as service providers take advantage of data-driven customer insights to...
24 February 2021
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.
25 December 2020
AfDec takes data protection to the regional internet governance forum
In Africa, the need for robust data protection regulations has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic continues to move most human interaction online, efforts to mitigate the risks and effects of the Covid-19 virus have involved the use of digital technologies to manage...
20 December 2020
2021 Uganda Elections: Open Letter to Alphabet Inc.
The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition endorsed an open letter to Alphabet Inc, the parent company of Google services, in which they urged the tech giant to contest a request by the Ugandan government to ban over 14,...
14 December 2020
The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition (AfDec Coalition) in collaboration with the Centre for Human Rights (CHR), University of Pretoria: Expression, Information, and Digital Rights Unit hosted a virtual conference on the challenges and prospects of privacy and data protection in Africa. The collaboration between CHR and the AfDec Coalition sought to establish and strengthen a human...
24 November 2020
By Tom Orrell, Managing Director, DataReady Limited
2020 has been an incredibly challenging year for far too many people. News of death, disease, quarantine, lockdown, financial hardship, heightened anxiety and distress dominate headlines around the world. One of the things that distinguishes the COVID-19 pandemic from crises that have come before it is that our collective grief, loss, anxiety...