Ghana court stops gov’t from collecting mobile subscribers’ personal data

A Ghanaian High Court has ordered the National Communications Authority (NCA) to stop collecting the personal information of mobile phone subscribers.

In the notice to the agency, the court ordered the government to delete all such data already gathered, and report same to the Court’s Registrar within 14 days.

Thursday’s ruling followed a suit by a private legal practitioner, Francis Kwarteng Arthur against the National Communications Authority (NCA), Vodafone Ghana, MTN Ghana and Kelni GVG.

President Akufo-Addo’s Executive Instrument on the Electronic Communications law of 2020 triggered the suit.

Atiewin Mbillah-Lawson reports.

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