Why Malawi urgently needs a data protection law

A demonstration in the capital Lilongwe, organized by the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC), against the 2019 elections, which were eventually nullified. Photo by Steve Sharra.This article is part of UPROAR, a Small Media initiative that is urging governments to address digital rights challenges at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). In Malawi, authorities increasingly require citizens to give up personal information to engage in everyday life, from using a mobile phone to participating in elections.But without a clear data protection law, citizens’ rights to privacy are under threat.In…

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