Parallel Session 11: Surveillance – Efforts to Ensure Effective Oversight and Accountability

06 Feb 2020
16:15 - 17:30
Conference Hall 2

Parallel Session 11: Surveillance – Efforts to Ensure Effective Oversight and Accountability

Government surveillance is routinely practiced across the world for a host of legitimate reasons, and Africa is no exception. In recent years, discussion and debate about how best to oversee and hold accountable those who conduct surveillance on behalf of the State, as well as those private actors that facilitate such surveillance, has increased in the wake of prominent leaks, investigations, and court cases. This session will bring together academic, civil society, company, and government stakeholders to share experiences, identify lessons, and discuss recommendations on providing effective oversight of surveillance activities in the African context and beyond.