Thursday, 25 July 2013

Citizens Data used in government registers need better protection

I need your help.

I have entered the Web Summit People's Stage and need your vote. Please follow the link and press like if you support my entry.

My topic is:

"Most African countries (e.g. Namibia) are creating central registers for voters rolls, home affairs data, etc. using biometric collection methods. Yet many do not have Data Protection or Electronic Transaction laws or even basic Consumer Rights legislation. How must Governments create mechanism that protect basic personal data rights while still using technology to ensure improved service delivery of government services? Governments and civil society have to work out methodologies that protect not only the data or the possible theft of data, but also the methods of seeking citizens permission of the way their data is used"


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