“We take this opportunity to assure MISA Zimbabwe in particular, and the public in general, that the Data Protection Authority (DPA) is on a trajectory to promote and enforce better protection of personal information in line with the mandate encapsulated under the Act.”
Privacy and surveillance
MISA Zimbabwe 2022 State of the Media Report (Now Available)
While Zimbabwe is commendably not among the African countries with jailed journalists, the country witnessed an upsurge in the number of cases involving the assaults of journalists at political gatherings/rallies, with some sustaining injuries for which they sought medical treatment.
The 2021 MISA Zimbabwe Annual report is now available!
Excerpt from the MISA Zimbabwe 2021 Annual Report
Concern over acquisition and use of surveillance tools in Zimbabwe
Chairperson Golden Maunganidze has written to the Parliament expressing concern over the acquisition, deployment and use of surveillance tools in the country, in the absence of adequate and clear data privacy legislation and mechanisms.
Right to privacy increasingly under threat in Zimbabwe
The right to privacy is very critical because it is an enabling right that allows for the exercise of media freedom and freedom of expression. It is in that context that the confidentiality of media sources is key and equally protected by the Constitution.
Government surveillance should be lawful, justified and necessary
MISA Zimbabwe takes note of the chain of events that have transpired in these last few months in Zimbabwe, which seem to point to increased attempts by the government to promote and entrench mass surveillance of citizens.
Online abuse and the law
There is need to raise awareness on laws that offer protection and secure the dignity and privacy of citizens online.
Chinese tech revolution comes to Zim
Zimbabwe is one of the first countries in Africa to benefit from Chinese artificial intelligence advancement.
The right to privacy, interception of communications and surveillance in Zimbabwe
We have just published an analysis of the right to privacy, interception of communications and surveillance laws in Zimbabwe.
Great Zim Monument gets systems upgrade
THE Great Zimbabwe Monument has installed modern security surveillance equipment under the US Embassy funding towards cultural preservation.