According to Justice Srem-Sai, a constitutional lawyer, the courts must establish whether all entities providing public services, like as the Ghana Police Service, can prevent individuals from accessing their social media accounts.
He directed the Attroney-General to begin considering legislation involving governmental entities that prevent people from accessing their social profiles.
He stated that access to information, particularly from governmental entities such as the police, is a basic right to knowledge, education, and freedom of expression.
Thus, preventing anyone from accessing information without first obtaining a court order poses severe concerns that must be addressed by the courts.
In a post on his X platform, Justice Srem-Sai said “Access to @GhPoliceService social media accounts is a fundamental human right – to information, education, freedom of speech, association, and, even, to life.
“So, one interesting question which the courts of Ghana may have to answer next year is this – whether the social media account of the Police Service (and, for that matter, of any other public service) may block a person without, first, obtaining a court order; and, if so, under which circumstances, and for how long. Alternatively, the Attorney-General, if he’s not too busy doing some other things, would have to start thinking about legislation on the matter.”