Access Now brief: how African countries can shape cybercrime laws that protect rights
We analyze draft laws in four countries, providing guidance to help legislators protect human rights.
Telcos find backbone, deny Guinea’s request for users’ data
In the west African nation of Guinea Conakry, three telcos just said “no” to government demands that they hand over all subscriber and call data.
Emerging threats in cybersecurity and data protection legislation in African Union countries
In January 2015, heads of state met at the 24th African Union Summit to discuss the “African Union Agenda 2063” with the goal of enabling “a continent on equal footing with the rest of the world as an information society.” While Access applauds the human rights protections enshrined in the convention, we are deeply troubled by draft legislation that has emerged across the continent that tramples rights in the name of implementing the convention.