MISA Zimbabwe writes to you to express its concern over the rise in the local use of surveillance technology and equipment in the absence of adequate and clear data privacy legislation.
Privacy and surveillance
Recent media reports indicate that the Zimbabwean government is stepping up efforts to utilise surveillance technology in the country.
This short digest discusses two ICT related events that show how dated Zimbabwean laws are when it comes to the protection and promotion of fundamental rights in the digital age.
The Zimbabwean government seeks to utilise facial recognition technology to improve its law enforcement capabilities and strengthen security in the country. To achieve this, they have partnered with a Chinese company, Cloudwalk Technology Co. on a mass facial recognition project.
Mike Concertino, CISO and VP, Information Security at F5 Networks Some of you may remember a time when national security was a question of police officers protecting individuals from crime on the street, or the army’s defence against international threats. Today, that...