28 Aug Government accesses information from over 70,000 phone numbers each year.
Right2Know campaign has released statistics from MTN, Vodacom, Cell C and Telkom that show that government accesses tens of thousands of people's sensitive communications information every year using a loophole in South Africa's surveillance policies. These numbers show that, at a minimum, law enforcement agencies are spying on the communications of at least 70,000 phone numbers each year. Apparently, the actual number could be much higher. On the Forum@8 Sakina Kamwendo spoke to Advocacy co-ordinator at Amabhungane, Karabo Rajuili and Right2Know's Murray Hunter