Deal with EC for publishing details of voters- STRANEK petitions CHRAJ, Data Commission

Policy think tank the Strategic Thinkers Network (STRANEK-Africa)has petitioned the Data Protection Commission and Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice on the alleged violation of privacy rights by the Electoral Commission of Ghana.

The think tank has accused the EC of breaching the privacy of voters following the publication of their names on their website.

The think tank a few days ago called on the Data Protection Commission to calm the EC to order.

The EC a few days ago, published the names of voters on its website.

The details were also uploaded on Google drive, to wit the full name, age, and identity number.

The electoral body however denied knowledge of the details in Google drive but insisted they committed no error in publishing the details on their website.

STRANEK-AFRICA argues that this could allow fraudsters to use the details for their illegal activities.

“In the era of fraudsters and rogues, one may have thought that the data of Ghanaians would have been held in high esteem and the CIA (Confidentiality, Integrity,y, and Availability) triangle so far as Cybersecurity Management is concerned would have been applied religiously. Unfortunately, the most important component in cybersecurity seems not to exist in the office of the Electoral Commission. Does this not breach confidentiality as Ghanaians are naked with an open display of their data?

Read the two petitions below


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