Free Press Activist says SIM Registration Pose Threat to Journalist & Whistle ...
Free Press Activist Neils ten Oever has said data retention regulations like SIM Registration and other pose a threat to the privacy and anonymity of whistle blowers, and sources for journalists so they must be abolished.
Neils ten Oever is the Programme Coordinator of Free Press Unlimited and he was speaking at the just end 16th Highway Africa Conference at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.
He noted that ICT specialists have been providing companies and governments with software and hardware to do data retention and that helps to trace sources of journalists and of whistle blowers, adding that those systems needed to be abolished because they threaten free press and free speech.
Ghana has a SIM Registration Law which requires that all mobile phone users register their SIM cards before they can make calls.
The data generated from the process is kept with the service providers, and with government, and that helps identify persons who use their