Civil society gives input into Draft Data Protection Bill
30 November 2022
The ACTION Namibia Coalition has urged the Namibian government to fast-track the promulgation of a Data Protection law to ensure that constitutional obligations, in this instance the protection and promotion of the right to privacy, are performed diligently and without delay. The NMT serves as secretariat to the Coalition.
The Coalition welcomed the Namibian government’s efforts to protect and promote the constitutional right to privacy; a right it hoped would receive greater and more nuanced attention across the region and the continent in the short and medium terms.
SUBMISSION ON THE DRAFT ACCESS TO INFORMATION BILL 2020
23 June 2020
The ACTION Namibia Coalition welcomed the Access to Information (ATI) Bill that was tabled in the National Assembly by Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Hon.Peya Mushelenga, in June 2020.On the whole, the Coalition considers the ATI Bill to be a strong one, that for the most part captures the essence and contains the necessary substance of a modern,workable access to information framework.However, there are a limited number of important concerns with specific sections of the Bill that need to be addressed with the aim of making the eventual law and regulatory framework even stronger.
SUBMISSION ON THE DRAFT PROVISIONS OF THE ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS AND CYBERCRIME BILL 2017
13 September 2017
The Access to Information Namibia (ACTION) Coalition is an umbrella under which a range of
civil society and media organisations are gathered to implement a holistic campaign about
transparency and accountability, with the development, adoption and effective implementation of
a comprehensive legal framework in Namibia that guarantees citizens the right of access to
information in all its dimensions.
DRAFT PROVISIONS OF THE ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS AND CYBERCRIME BILL (2017)
At the time of writing this brief, indications were that the Namibian government, by way of
the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), was intent on
promulgating the Electronic Transactions and Cybercrime Bill into law by the end of the
third quarter of 2017. Urgency in this regard appears to have been an overriding driver
behind the Bill’s formulation.