30 September, 2020, 2:35 pm Central - 26°C Rain

Government does not have any ability to be able to track people down - AG

Government does not have any ability to be able to track people down - AG

By Rashika Kumar
Monday 09/12/2019

The Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has assured people that the government does not have any ability to be able to track people down. 

Speaking at the Attorney General’s Conference, Sayed-Khaiyum said people have a very pedestrian approach when they discuss the right to privacy, freedom of expression and the ability to express themselves through the internet.

Sayed-Khaiyum also says people should always be mindful of where and who they give their financial information to when they are online.

Sayed-Khaiyum also revealed the government is considering having a Privacy Commissioner who will work with the Online Safety Commissioner.

He says there has been some thought process around it and it needs to be discussed further with more consultation.

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