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China reportedly helping Zambia with eavesdropping technology

Michael Malakata | Feb. 20, 2013
Officials have been visiting ISPs and telcos in connection with communications-monitoring project, sources say

In Malawi, the government has already passed a law allowing government officials to censor what citizens do online. It seeks to regulate and control online communications including social media networks in the country. For example, the law requires that editors of online publications reveal to officials their names, home addresses and telephone numbers in addition to other information.

The Malawian law further introduces the concept of government-appointed cyber-inspectors who have the power to, among other things, monitor and inspect websites or activity on any information system in the public domain and report any unlawful activity to the regulator.

 

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