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Tanzania: NGO Pushes for Protection of Internet Users, Review of Laws

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A NONGOVERNMENTAL organisation, Haki Maendeleo, has referred to as for a evaluate of the Cybercrime Act, 2015 and the Tanzanian Digital and Postal Communications (On-line Content material) Rules, 2020 to reinforce and defend the rights of web customers.

Talking at a session that introduced collectively Fee for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRGG) and human rights activists to deliberate on how finest to guard the rights of web customers in Dodoma on Monday, Haki Maendeleo Wilfred Warioba stated: “We’ve got legal guidelines, however as a result of technological advances, individuals are additionally more and more turning into victims of the web for varied causes.”

He stated the federal government should contemplate reviewing some items of laws to bear on ongoing transformation led to by technological advances.

Citing cell phones, as an illustration, Mr Warioba stated folks in rural areas used cell phones to make calls and had been receiving important data, together with updates on climate patterns, agro-inputs and markets.

“We wish the web for use for growth and to not be abused. That’s the reason we wish the authorities to grasp that the web can be a part of human rights,” he stated.

He defined that his organisation had been working with CHRGG to boost public consciousness on human rights. Nonetheless, he stated areas equivalent to private knowledge and monetary transactions should be protected by legal guidelines and rules.

Mr Nabo Asay, Director of Authorized Service Division (CHRGG) informed reporters in Dodoma that gender stereotyping and male chauvinism affected the promotion of human rights.