News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 23 on 26 May 2000

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AFRICA'S DIGITAL RIGHTS: A MINEFIELD OF ISSUES

26 May 2000

NEWS UPDATE 23 - AFRICA'S DIGITAL RIGHTS: A MINEFIELD OF ISSUES The internet has generated a large number of moral and legal issues that affect everyone who uses it, whether they're an individual user or an organisation. Because the internet in Africa has developed more slowly than elsewhere, most of these issues are only just becoming apparent. Indeed many of the examples given in the article come from outside Africa. Don't be misled into thinking it won't affect you. This is your early warning wake-upcall. Ignore these issues at your peril. Bretton Vine picks his way through part of the…