Rights watered down in draft privacy and data protection bill in Namibia

2 months 4 weeks ago

Some of the areas of specific human rights concern raised about the 2022 draft were underdeveloped consent provisions, the almost complete absence of protections for data subjects, and the absence of carve-outs for journalistic, artistic and academic data collection and processing.

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The Meta-Israel nexus: Silencing Palestinian voices in the digital landscape

3 months ago

Meta is complicit in the oppression, and now plausible genocide, of the Palestinian people. With over 30,000 Palestinians killed, much of Gaza’s infrastructure destroyed and the threat of widespread famine looming, Meta’s platforms have played a role in creating the digital space that led to this real-world catastrophe.

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Genocide in the digital age: What role do social media companies play?

3 months ago

In January the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered provisional measures in the case brought by South Africa against Israel, determining the plausibility of genocide committed by Israel against the Palestinian people in Gaza. The case raises serious questions about tech companies' role, responsibilities or complicity when their services are used directly or indirectly for spreading incitement to violence and genocide.

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Recommended readings and resources for CSW68

3 months 1 week ago

We encourage you to join us in mobilising for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) taking place from 11-22 March, for which we present some essential resources to help investigate and discuss some of the issues at stake this year.

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Eswatini strives for digital sovereignty amid technological advancements

3 months 1 week ago

In Eswatini, two key legislative measures impact internet governance: the Computer Crime and Cyber Crime Act of 2022 and the Data Protection Act of 2022. Concerns loom over potential implications of these statutes, particularly in terms of press freedom and freedom of expression on social media.

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Pakistan elections 2024: A dramatic episode of defiance and uncertainty

3 months 2 weeks ago

After weeks of uncertainty, Pakistan has finally elected a prime minister in an eight-party coalition government. This election was unique in the use and denial of technology, the swift flows of disinformation and the lack of accountability for citizens' digital rights.

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The risks of artificial intelligence and the response of Korean civil society

3 months 2 weeks ago

As South Koreans embrace artificial intelligence in daily life, the country is becoming a test case of the “allow first, regulate later” approach to AI regulation. This piece outlines some of the controversial AI-related cases and the need to publicise the dangers of unchecked AI.

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