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Spying program to be legalized in Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe is launching a spy program where they’ll be storing emails, text messages, and phone calls in a national database. The data will be stored for up to five years and will used ‘on demand’ by state security agencies in order to prevent crime.

According to ICT expert Robert Ndlovu, police and judicial officials will have to issue a warrant in order to access the data. All SIM cards now need to be ‘registered’ with the government; those with unregistered SIM cards have 30 days to register without being charged with an offence.

via HumanIPO and AllAfrica

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