'But for the Nicety of Knocking and Requesting a Right of Entry': Surveillance Law and Privacy Rights in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Cohen, Tracy
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-28T21:57:25Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-28T21:57:25Z
dc.date.issued 2000-12-15
dc.identifier.citation Cohen, T. (2000). 'But for the nicety of knocking and requesting a right of entry': Surveillance law and privacy rights in South Africa. The Southern African Journal of Information and Communication (SAJIC), 1. https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/19841 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn ISSN 1607-2235 (print version)
dc.identifier.issn ISSN 2077-5040  (online version)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/19841
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/19841
dc.description.abstract As communications tools expand beyond that of the traditional fixed line telephone, so too do the tools for monitoring those communications. Fuelled by dual needs to protect the privacy rights of individuals, as well as monitor the activities of criminals using the communications networks, governments around the world are toning their surveillance laws in accordance with technological developments and constitutional necessity. In the South African context, the clash of rights inherent in this activity warrants an examination of the continued constitutional status of the Interception and Monitoring Prohibition Act of 1992, in light of recent proposals by the Law Commission to amend its provisions. It is argued that whilst the target of such a law justifies its existence, the reach of its ambit potentially displaces its ongoing constitutional validity.
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg en_ZA
dc.title 'But for the Nicety of Knocking and Requesting a Right of Entry': Surveillance Law and Privacy Rights in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.citation.doi https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/19841


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    Articles on surveillance law and privacy rights, telecommunications policy and regulation, telecentres, African women in cyberspace, and communications in local government development initiatives

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