Collision of regulatory convergence and divergence : updating policies of surveillance and information technology

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dc.contributor.author Hosein, Ian
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-15T15:22:45Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-15T15:22:45Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/42239
dc.description Related to IDRC supported Research ICT Africa (RIA) projects 101584, 103114 and 105266. en
dc.description.abstract Regulation theory rarely considers the disruptive capacity of technology, nor regulation in the sole interest of government. This paper will investigate the capacity of technology to disrupt regulatory regimes surrounding surveillance and communications infrastructure in various countries. As policy regimes are updated to meet new challenges, through the creation of new policy habitats, new powers are created despite protests and claims of technological neutrality. However, the capacity to interpret technology does not end: technology will disrupt even the new habitat, requiring renegotiation and re-settlements. Such negotiations often occur at the international level; some of these processes will be reviewed and critiqued. Considering the contingent nature of technology policy, this paper then recommends some ways forward when considering new national policies, such as the process that South Africa is about to embark on. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (16 p.) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Southern African Journal of Information and Communication (SAJIC), The Edge Institute / Research ICT Africa, Braamfontein, ZA en
dc.relation.ispartof Southern African journal of information and communication, issue no. 2, 2001, p. 18-33 en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dc.subject GOVERNMENT POLICY en
dc.subject POLICING en
dc.subject ELECTRONIC MAIL en
dc.subject PRIVACY PROTECTION en
dc.subject HUMAN RIGHTS en
dc.subject CIVIL RIGHTS en
dc.subject SOUTH AFRICA en
dc.title Collision of regulatory convergence and divergence : updating policies of surveillance and information technology en
dc.type Journal Article en
idrc.copyright.oapermissionsource CC BY 3.0 Unported en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC RELATED en


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