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24 March 2020

The right to privacy

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Following an HSRC Seminar, Research ICT Africa’s Alex Comninos talks to Professor Joseph Cannataci, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy.

They talk about the challenges posed to privacy by AI, privacy as informational self-determination, privacy as an enabling right, privacy and security (can they be balanced or is it a false dichotomy?), South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act, and surveillance legislation in South Africa. We even talk about blockchain too!

Listen to the podcast.

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)