The report is a study on Orange in Senegal and Vodafone in Kenya through the shares it holds in the capital of the operator Safaricom. It seeks to question whether users in the said countries are given the same right to access, use and create digital media as well as access and use devices and networks as other users in Europe.
The Kenyan Constitution has a legal framework enshrined to protect Human Rights. Despite these safeguards, there were fears of an Internet shutdown during the August 8th, 2017 elections.
The report concludes that Orange Senegal and Safaricom do not meet international standards, and even national ones, in the protection of freedom of expression online, and user privacy. African and international civil society are encouraged to urgently work on the adaptation of the corporate accountability index to companies operating in sub-Saharan Africa.
Read the full report HERE.