February 5, 2021

Unwanted Witness concerned over prolonged social media restriction in Uganda, says VPNs come with a lot of risks

According to Chris Kalema, the lead Technologist at Unwanted Witness, the Civil society is concerned about how the prolonged social media restriction is driving Ugandans to use VPNs which come with a lot of data manipulation risks.
February 5, 2021

Ugandans cautioned about the dangers of using VPN

“Using VPNs in our daily lives creates an addiction but they siphon our data in form of names, addresses to do behavioral analytics for marketing and profiling. This information is transferred to third party users or the makers without the users’ consent”, says Chris Kalema, the Lead Technologist at Unwanted Witness.
January 29, 2021

Digital Campaigns cast a shadow on the Privacy rights of Ugandans

As we commemorate International Data Privacy Day, the government of Uganda has to expedite the enactment of Data Protection and Privacy regulations for effective enforcement of the Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019
January 28, 2021

Privacy, data safety, and trust are eroding in Uganda as government censorship intensifies.

We join the rest of the world to commemorate international Data Privacy Day. The day aims at raising awareness about respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust.
January 20, 2021

Uganda 2021 General Elections: Internet shutdown and it’s Ripple Effects

If Internet shutdowns are used as a blunt-force means of blocking access locally to a specific service or application, access to other unrelated services may also be impacted as collateral damage.
January 18, 2021

Biometric Machines Exasperate Voters in Uganda’s 2021 Elections

The use of Biometric machines was introduced in the 2016 general elections but the machines largely failed to work and the Electoral Commission (EC) which is the electoral body resorted to manual verification of voters using a voters’ register.
January 13, 2021

Blocking social media is a direct attack on democracy in Uganda, says Unwanted Witness Uganda.

When a country like Uganda is aiming at becoming a middle income economy and wants to anchor the growth on its information and communication sector, Internet shutdowns send all the wrong signals to investors and consumers.
January 5, 2021

Legalizing digital technology in Uganda’s electoral process, but are privacy rights and freedoms protected?

As the voting day draws closer, government and different political actors are embracing technological tools to provide voter education, monitor and tally election results.
December 28, 2020

Unwanted Witness Condemns the Heinous Acts of Violence Against Journalists

Unwanted Witness strongly condemns the ongoing odious acts of violence and harassment meted on journalists by security operatives in Uganda.