‘Harsh cyber laws a human rights violation’

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BY MIRIAM MANGWAYA

CIVIL society organisations (CSOs) have accused the ruling Zanu PF party of pushing for enactment of harsh cyber laws to hide its human rights violations and consolidate power.

Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC), a conglomerate of more than 80 CSOs, yesterday said the Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill sought to violate citizens’ right to privacy, freedom of speech and access to information.

The Bill passed through the Senate in July and now awaits presidential assent.

BY MIRIAM MANGWAYA

CIVIL society organisations (CSOs) have accused the ruling Zanu PF party of pushing for enactment of harsh cyber laws to hide its human rights violations and consolidate power.

Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC), a conglomerate of more than 80 CSOs, yesterday said the Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill sought to violate citizens’ right to privacy, freedom of speech and access to information.

The Bill passed through the Senate in July and now awaits presidential assent.

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