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This section features articles that are meant to inform readers about perspectives, issues and debates around certain topics considered relevant within the Access to Information arena, as well as highlights about all those activities and themes that matter to the ACTION Coalition network and the spaces we engage in.

AI, Biometrics and no protection from abuse

AI, Biometrics and no protection from abuse

MTC's Verifi raises important questions and significant concerns in the absence of data protections, writes Frederico Links. FOR THE PRICE of a fingerprint and a facial scan you can get world-class security and peace of mind with regards to your mobile phone use....

The star of the Covid disinformation storm

The star of the Covid disinformation storm

NO one has been dragged into viral Covid-19-related disinformation more than US technology billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates, writes Frederico Links. Almost everyone with a smartphone and membership to a WhatsApp group should know his name by now. The...

Namibia urgently needs a data protection law

Namibia urgently needs a data protection law

WhatsApp users condemn Facebook’s new controversial privacy policy, writes Emilia Paulus. Social media platforms were abuzz after Facebook recently updated its Privacy Policy on WhatsApp messenger which they fully own. In a no opt out pop-up message to all users,...

Another year, a pandemic and still no ATI law

Another year, a pandemic and still no ATI law

Despite rhetorical claims, nothing much has changed on the ATI or anti-corruption fronts since the last International Anti-Corruption Day, writes Frederico Links. This year’s International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) is marked under the theme ‘Recover with Integrity’...