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...
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...
Working together for better access

Working together for better access

BY JANE MUNGABWA – “There is a need for creating an environment to facilitate the implementation of an Access to information law prior to its implementation”, these were the sentiments of ICT minister Stanley Simataa, during a courtesy visit by a delegation from...