Columns

Combating Fake News and the Emotive Pathway to Self-Destruction, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The spirit and the skills of the verification of what we hear and see must improve if we are to get out of the trap of mutual self-destruction. It will take time to rebuild trust but let’s begin by fact-checking what we are told so that the fear that the…
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Columns

Will Facebook’s Troubles Cost Africans?, By Rafiq Raji

...African governments should probably begin to look at ways of safeguarding the data of their citizens. Because even as African countries still have some way to go to catch up on new technologies like artificial intelligence, machine vision, deep learning and so on, there is one resource they can have…
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Opinion

Developing Global and Regional Protocols for Data Protection, By Věra Jourová

The European Commission is committed to intensifying its dialogue with its international partners in this area, to promote and further develop elements of convergence between privacy regimes. The recent Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal has made us realise how much strong data protection rules are important for the society as a whole,…
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Opinion

Digital Rights in an Era of Repression, By Sodiq Alabi and Boye Adegoke

All lovers of human rights must turn their attention to the Forum in Abuja as it is where African experts and advocates would have their say on issues confronting digital rights in Africa and evolving and strengthening Africa-led initiatives towards entrenching digital rights on the continent. As a sort of…
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