One I missed over the holidays. I think this is the first breach I’ve ever seen out of Malawi….
An official at Zain, Malawi’s second mobile operator has been exposed for invading the privacy of the network’s clients by secretly printing and making available data to Information Minister, Patricia Kaliati.
The official, Francis Bisika has angered even government ministers who are among the people under surveillance and exposed his name to Nyasa Times.
Mobile customers have since warned Zain that would move to Telecom Networks Malawi if the company fails to curb the unlawful practice by its official.
“Francis Bisika has been furnishing Hon Kaliati with print outs of phone call data of Zain subscribers who include opposition politicians, ministers under surveillance, business persons, diplomats, judges and other citizens,” said a top government official (name withheld).
Read more in Nyasa Times