Academic calls for law on communications interception

University of Botswana academic, Professor Tachilisa Balule
University of Botswana academic, Professor Tachilisa Balule

University of Botswana academic, Professor Tachilisa Balule says Botswana must pay heed to the call by the UN General Assembly to enact a comprehensive law on communications interception that is in compliance with its international human rights obligations.

This he states in a research paper released in November 2021 titled Surveillance of Digital Communications in Botswana: An Assessment of the Regulatory Legal Framework.

The report was commissioned by the Media Policy and Democracy Project (MPDP). Supported by a grant from Luminate, The MPDP is a joint project of the University of Johannesburg’s Department of Communication and Media and the University of South Africa’s Department of Communication Science, November 2021.

Editor's Comment
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