Erasing the rights of data subjects

Erasing the rights of data subjects

BY FREDERICO LINKS Linda Aipinge, the director of information and communication technology (ICT) at the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, says the data protection bill aims to protect the individual’s fundamental rights, freedoms and privacy. She...
Gaslighting on Data Protection in the Age of Mass Surveillance

Gaslighting on Data Protection in the Age of Mass Surveillance

Namibian authorities pitch flawed safeguards as pervasive state surveillance looms.   BY FREDERICO LINKS “TODAY AIMS AT setting the regulatory framework on how personal data should be collected, stored and processed,” Linda Aipinge, the director of information...
Government seeks public input on draft Data Protection Bill

Government seeks public input on draft Data Protection Bill

Namibians are urged to make written submissions on the draft Data Protection Bill by November 30, 2022. According to a public statement by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) Government endeavours to put legislation in place to safeguard...
Data retention regulations eradicate anonymity

Data retention regulations eradicate anonymity

Overbroad new regulations enable a near-total invasion of privacy by attacking anonymity. BY Frederico Links Many people use a pseudonym to post anonymously on social media about their political views, while others don’t want to be identified when sending an anonymous...