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Cape Town – South Africans agree with a majority of global citizens that personal privacy should take second place to national security, an international survey has shown.

According to a global survey of 24 143 people commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (Cigi), 70% agreed that law enforcement authorities should have the right to access online communications of citizens, with that number climbing to 85% where a person is suspected of a crime.

The survey was conducted by research firm Ipsos and comes as tech giant Apple is battling the FBI over data access to an iPhone used by the...

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