They said the requirement for the application, registration and authorisation threatens free speech and the right to association and assembly. (Photo by Alfred Ochwo ) By Alfred Ochwo According to UCC, the regulations were brought in good faith to majorly curb misuse of the internet , especially the publication...
On September 7, 2020, UCC issued a notice reminding all online data communication and broadcast service providers to apply for authorization or risk being blocked by internet service providers by October 5, 2020.
Don’t ignore our petition! Unwanted Witness demands quick court action against UCC’s directive on online publishers
Unwanted Witness has asked the judiciary not to ignore their petition over the recent regulations issued by the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC)’s on all online data communication and broadcasting service providers.
Unwanted Witness has asked the Electoral Commission (EC) to double its efforts in civic education if they are to avoid challenges that may come as a result of poor data surveillance in the forthcoming general elections.
Uganda’s National ID system; an access hindrance to the Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE).
In June 2010, cabinet approved Expansion of the Social Protection Programme with one of its aims of reducing vulnerability and poverty among the elderly (65+ and 60 years for Karamoja) through the Senior Citizens Grant which provides direct income support of $6.9 (25,000) shillings per month disbursed bi-monthly $13.8...
Uganda: The Speaker of Parliament Summons ICT minister over concerns raised by Unwanted Witness report about SafeBoda.
The speaker of Uganda’s parliament Rebecca A. Kadaga has given the minister of Information, Communication and National Guidance, Judith Nabakooba an ultimatum of three (3) weeks to Study and further investigate data flaw concerns raised by Unwanted Witness’s report about SafeBoda
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The last decade has seen an explosion in the use of digital tools in political campaigning. Perceptions have also changed in that time. The use of social media was first foreshowed as a positive revolution in the mass engagement of voters. More recently we have seen serious...
Risks to unregulated personal data use and what stakeholders must-do during the 2020/21 electoral process.
The upcoming 2021 general election raises concerns of electoral malpractices and uncertainty through the misuse and abuse of personal data such as phone numbers, email addresses, political ideology and location data. Politicians now believe they can win elections if they just have better, more refined and more accurate data...
A new report has called for better laws to police aggressive forms of phone tapping, saying this would preserve the privacy of users. Telecom companies in Uganda are increasingly growing their mobile data consumers as a source of huge revenue. Revenue from mobile data is growing at a faster...
Letter to the Ministry of ICT; calling for the observance of Human Rights in the application of surveillance Technologies to fight COVID-19
To: Hon. Bagiire Vincent Waiswa Permanent Secretary Ministry of ICT and National Guidance ICT House, Parliamentary Avenue Cc: Hon Nabakooba Nalule Judith (MP) Minister of ICT and National Guidance ICT House, Parliamentary Avenue Dear Sir,RE: CALL FOR OBSERVANCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE APPLICATION OF SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGIES TO FIGHT...
- The Inaugural Annual Privacy Scorecard Unveiled
- Unwanted Witness Conducts an Online (Facebook Live) debate to demystify Internet-based Violence against Women in Uganda.
- Civil society organisation protests UCC online regulations
- Activists Want Court to Prevail over UCC as Deadline to Register Online Broadcasters Nears
- Don’t ignore our petition! Unwanted Witness demands quick court action against UCC’s directive on online publishers