Proposal for MiTM Style Surveillance in Mauritius

Hello everyone,

It is sad for me to be in such a position to reach out to the Mozillian Community on my first post. However, the situation in my country, Mauritius, is serious. Free speech and internet privacy are about to be breached.

On 14th of April 2021[1], while the country was under national lockdown due to the global pandemic, the Information and Communication Technologies Authority of Mauritius (ICTA) which is a parastatal body regulating ICT laws in the country released a proposal for intercepting, monitoring, archiving and manipulating social media traffic using a man-in-the-middle style attack[2].

This proposal is mostly similar to what Kazakhstan has done. It involves the installation of a custom root certificate to enable decryption of traffic by the ICTA.

My humble request to the community is to share this and be on our side in this fight.


I’m so sorry to read this. Thank you for reaching out.
What can be done about this?

Thanks for your response. For now, it’s important to share the issue and attract the eyes of global institutions/media/foundations and show global support against this proposal.

Moreover, anyone can submit their opinions to ICTA through this email address