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GHANA References 1.

See: https://news.itu.int/ghanalaunches-covid-19-tracker-app

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2. See: https://ghanalawhub.com/ establishment-of-emergencycommunications-instrument-2020e-i-63-a-dangerous-illegality 3.

In the last decade or so, most African governments have attempted to make the registration of SIM cards compulsory for citizens and residents. SIM registration seeks to have a state-supervised registry that connects phone numbers with their users. However, these efforts have often not been successful. See for instance, https://www.biztechafrica. com/article/ghana-embark-reregistration-sim-cards-2020/15099

4. See: https://politicsafrika.com/ index.php/2020/04/15/ei-63-isunconstitutional-stranek-africa

See: https://www.myjoyonline. com/news/national/ we-resist-governmentsattempt-to-hide-behindcoronavirus-pandemic-to-listen-inon-our-phone-calls-ablakwa

6. See: https://citinewsroom. com/2020/04/kwaku-antwiboasiako-un-learned-constitutionalinterpretation-of-e-i-63 7.

See: https://www.myjoyonline. com/business/telecom/lawyerchallenges-akufo-addos-attemptto-secure-private-information-ofmobile-subscribers

8. See: https://dataprotection.org. gh/resources/downloads/dataprotection-act/38-data-protectionact-2012-act-843/file

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