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June 8, 2021

‘Chased Away and Left to Die’: New human rights report finds that Uganda’s national digital ID system leads to mass exclusion

Uganda’s national digital ID system, a government showpiece that is of major importance for how individuals in Uganda access their social rights, leads to mass exclusion.
May 6, 2021

Ugandan Regulators must enforce compliance with the DPPA 2019

By Zaidah Ramathan, Unwanted Witness. May 6, 2021: Ugandan Data regulators urged to enforce compliance with the Data protection and privacy Act 2019 among data collectors […]
April 16, 2021

Online Spying Threatening Users

The continued arrests and harassment of Ugandans over comments made on the different social media platforms is increasingly worrying the people of Masaka
April 15, 2021

How Personal is your Personal Data?

The Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019 requires that company’s and organizations whose existence depend on people’s personal data should zealously protect such data in a bid to avoid misuse by third parties.
February 11, 2021

Privacy wins as Uganda’s data regulator finds data controller unlawfully disclosed data to third-party

NITA-U investigation found that SafeBoda’s Data Privacy Policy and Data Protection Policy versions of 2017 and 2019 respectively, were not transparent and failed to provide information on third-party recipients of users’ personal data.
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
July 9, 2020

COVID 19 & Elections: Digital Political Campaigns Exclude handicapped Electorates in Uganda

By Muyomba Lawrence In the wake to control the spread of COVID-19, the Electoral Commission (EC) issued a revised road map to the 2021 elections banning […]
June 25, 2020

COVID-19: Exposing the hollowness in Uganda’s legal regime towards misinformation management

During the first few months of the outbreak, governments around the world focused on managing the spread of COVID-19 misinformation, relying on stringent transmission control measures. […]
April 20, 2020

Internet Barriers constrain the work of Uganda HRDs amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

By UW Team Human Rights Defenders in Uganda are not exceptional, amidst the health crisis and subsequent containment measures, the Internet has become the lifeline to […]