The Strategic Thinkers Network, Africa has petitioned the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to probe the alleged breach of privacy laws by the Electoral Commission.
This, according to the policy Think Tank, is in line with the “widespread traction the naked display of the data of registered voters has gained in both traditional and social media.”
In light of that, STRANEK-Africa, in pursuant to chapter 18 of the 1992 Constitution, is entreating CHRAJ to launch a fresh investigation in the conduct of the EC.
“The Electoral Commission ought to be held vicariously liable for any action so far as the data of registered voters for December 7, 2020 elections are concerned,” part of the petition dated November 26, 2020 read.
“It is important to establish that your outfit is clothed with powers to disentangle the mystery behind the reckless dumping of data when Electoral Commission could have ensured that parties register as data processers with your outfit and abide by the law in their use of the revelations.
“Dumping data of registered voters in an environment of poor amenability demands that your outfit enforces the provisions of Act 843 against the Electoral Commission where it deems fit.”
For STRANEK-Africa, the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice should act with all urgency and “bring the outcome to the attention of all Ghanaians.”
Story by: Christian Yalley | universnewsroom.com