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Zimbabwe: The Interception of Communications Bill

Categories: Zimbabwe

Last week, Zimbabwean parliament passed “The Interception of Communications Bill [1]” that will allow the government to monitor telephones, emails and the Internet.
Zimbabwean ISPs are condemning this law [2], which is waiting the approval of the Senate, because it will require them to purchase expensive monitoring equipments they cannot afford.

Transport and Communications Minister is arguing that this is similar to legislations [3] existing in the United States and Britain: “These are countries which are regarded as the beacons of democracy,” he said.