Themes Archives: Privacy

Field Study into Perceptions of the Right to Privacy in Zimbabwe

This research is based on the right to privacy perception study undertaken in Zimbabwe. The report makes the finding that although enshrined in the Zimbabwean Constitution, privacy rights are still far from being protected and are being infringed by people in positions of authority. This is attributable to their vague understanding of citizens’ privacy rights [...]

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MMPZ concerned by news of plans to ‘regulate’ social media

MMPZ is shocked by news that the government is in the process of drafting new cyber-security laws to control the activities of social media. While MMPZ does not condone the use of social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, MySpace, LinkedIn, You Tube and the Internet to abuse others, MMPZ is concerned that any [...]

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Bulletin number 97: The right to privacy in Zimbabwe

The bulletin explains the individuals have the right to keep their private life away from public scrutiny or disclosure without their consent in Zimbabwe. The right to privacy enables individuals to enjoy other rights such as freedom of association, freedom of expression and the ability to access and share information. The bulletin concludes by recommending that legislation [...]

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African Union Convention on Cybersecurity and Personal Data Protection

The African Union Convention on Cybersecurity and Personal Data Protection was adopted the 23rd Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union which concluded in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on 27 June 2014. The Convention, which substantively brings the language of ‘privacy’ at this level seeks to establish a legal framework for Cyber-security and Personal [...]

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