Collection of 18 posts

Legislation

Mauritius

ICTA says it will summarize the comments & suggestions, can we trust?

In its latest press communique, the Information and Communication Technologies Authority, displayed a cheap tactic of manipulating public opinion, by publishing only a selection of paragraphs from Facebook's submission to show them in the good light.

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

Internet Society and Mauritius IGF react to ICTA's consultation paper

Mauritius IGF and Internet Society respond to ICTA's consultation paper.

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

Writer Ariel Saramandi & ICTA Chairman Dick Ng Sui Wa respond to BBC's journalist on ICTA's consultation paper

On Friday 14th May 2021, writer Ariel Saramandi and the ICTA Chairman, Dick Ng Sui Wa, spoke on the BBC Newsday1 programme. They both spoke on ICTA's consultation paper on proposed amendments to the ICT Act of Mauritius. Ish Sookun · Ariel Saramandi & Dick Ng Sui Wa respond to BBC&

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

What did Mozilla & Google say, what did ICTA understand and what does the Chairman tell BBC?

The ICT Authority remains in complete denial despite Mozilla and Google's strong statement asking ICTA to abandon the idea of the proposed frameworks in their consultation paper.

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

Several international NGOs, people affiliated with academia, Google and Mozilla, call on ICTA to abandon the idea of decrypting social media traffic

International NGOs called on the Mauritian government and ICTA to retract the consultation paper and explore more proportionate and rights-protective measures for the regulation of illegal conduct on social media.

Ish Sookun

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Legislation

S. Moonesamy's thoughts on ICTA's proposals

Based on the technical information provided in the consultation paper, S. Moonesamy developed a proof of concept and confirms that it is possible to decrypt the login credentials of social media users.

Ish Sookun

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ICTA's Consultation Paper prepared by specialists, criticized by many

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has criticized the Mauritius ICT Authority's Consultation Paper on Social Media regulatory proposals, as being horrifying and the worst.

Ish Sookun

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Legislation

ICTA says only public posts on Social Media will be archived — Wrong!

The Information and Communication Technologies Authority published a Consultation Paper on 14 April 2021 which contains proposals to amend the ICT Act.

Ish Sookun

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Legislation

ICT Authority's proposal to monitor the Internet, in a nutshell

The Information and Communication Technologies Authority published a Consultation Paper on 14 April 2021 which contains proposals to amend the ICT Act. The ICT Authority proposes two frameworks and a set of tools to decrypt and archive traffic on social media platforms for inspection purposes.

Ish Sookun

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