Cybersecurity should protect us – not control us

The cybersecurity debate can undermine human rights and the international obligation on governments to protect them, argues Lucy Purdon, a policy officer at Privacy International.

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Mugabe’s cybersecurity bill criminalizes Zimbabweans’ access to computer systems

First introduced in August 2016 as an anti-hacking law for the digital age, Robert Mugabe’s “Computer Crime and Cyber Crime Bill” is all about policing Zimbabweans’ use of the Internet and modern communications technologies. It seeks to criminalize at risk-Zimbabweans’ access to computer systems.

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Trump’s “Public Safety” Executive Order: Implications for Zimbabweans’ Privacy Rights

Unites States President Donald Trump’s Executive Order, the “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States”, jeopardizes the privacy and digital rights of U.S.-based Zimbabweans. Meanwhile, at home, Zimbabweans must content with Robert Mugabe’s burgeoning digital authoritarianism.

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