June 10, 2024

A Call for Inclusivity, Trust, and Accountability in Reforming Uganda’s National ID System

One of the most striking issues identified in the paper is the financial burden imposed on Ugandans for ID services. The fixed fee of UGX 50,000/- ($13.78 USD) for replacing identification cards is markedly higher compared to neighboring countries like Kenya, Rwanda, and extends even to South Africa and India. In a nation where approximately 30.1% of the population lives below the poverty line, this exorbitant fee exacerbates social inequalities and restricts access to essential services for many Ugandans.
June 10, 2024

Press Release: Unwanted Witness Calls for Reform to Champion an Inclusive, Trustworthy, and Accountable National ID System in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda – June 10, 2024 – Unwanted Witness has released a comprehensive position paper titled […]
March 6, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Unwanted Witness Joins Inaugural Cohort of the Spyware Accountability Initiative

Unwanted Witness announced today that it has been awarded a grant from the Spyware Accountability Initiative, whose mission is to grow a global field of civil society organizations who are advancing threat research, advocacy and accountability to address the use and trade of spyware.
March 4, 2024

Over 80% of African countries have adopted Data Protection laws but compliance is still low.

To date 36 African countries have adopted Data Protection laws and institutional frameworks, signaling positive efforts […]
January 22, 2024

Press Release: Revealing Privacy Gaps: Unwanted Witness Exposes Transparency Crisis, Explores Regulators’ Role in Latest Scorecard

The report is a precursor to the world International Data Privacy Day celebrated every January 28. This year’s International Data Privacy Day is themed "Take Control of Your Privacy.”
August 15, 2023

The Essential Role of Cost-Free Access to Personal Data in the Digital Age

As we navigate the intricacies of a data-driven world, upholding cost-free access is not only a legal and ethical obligation but a demonstration of respect for the right to privacy, and the principles that underpin a just and equitable digital society.
July 21, 2023

USE investor data was exposed to hackers, investigation finds

An investigations has indicated that unauthorised people accessed personal data of thousands of investors at the Uganda Securities Exchange (USE)
June 16, 2023

Unwanted Witness ICT Webinar Sheds Light on Uganda’s Digital Divide and the Need for Greater ICT Investment and Digital Rights Safeguards

The webinar provided a platform for candid discussions on the current state of Uganda's ICT sector, budget allocations, and their influence on the enjoyment of digital rights.
June 16, 2023

Press Release: Unwanted Witness Organizes West African Privacy Regional Engagement to Spotlight Corporate Responsibility and Civil Society’s Role in Fostering Accountability

Unwanted Witness has organized the West African Privacy Regional Engagement as part of the events that lead to the Privacy Symposium Africa 2023.
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