Report finds African countries adopt digital surveillance despite human rights threat


A new report finds that Nigeria, Ghana, Morocco, Malawi and Zambia collectively spend over $1 billion annually on digital surveillance technologies, including mobile phone spyware, internet interception devices, and biometric identity systems, as well as social media monitoring, AI-powered facial recognition, and automated car number plate recognition. The governments use these technologies to spy on, harass, and arrest opposition politicians, journalists, and activists, even where doing so violate the country's constitution, human rights law, or signed international conventions on the right to privacy.

Publication: Top10 News
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