Privacy International

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Analysis of the historic privacy and surveillance judgement in South Africa

The Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication Related Information Act (“RICA”), which the South African state had used to spy on journalists and possibly their lawyers and to conduct mass surveillance of its citizens, was suspended by the High Court of South Africa.

South African court rules bulk interception of communications unlawful

The South Gauteng High Court has ruled that mass and indiscriminate surveillance by the state on South Africans is illegal in a historic RICA judgement. However, the registration of SIM cards was not ruled on and will continue as per normal.

Menstruation apps are sending data to Facebook

It has been revealed that some menstruation apps are sending women's personal data such as when last they had sex to Facebook and other 3rd-party services. This is being done without user knowledge and consent.

Murray Hunter shares more details on South Africa's mass surveillance

Murray Hunter shares more details on South Africa's mass surveillance dating back to 2008. He explores what it possibly involved and it means for South Africans.

South Africa's mass surveillance revealed

South Africa's State Security Agency has admitted to bulk interception of communications. Specifically, the agency said that it tapped and intercepted Internet traffic going through undersea fibre cables.