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.
“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...
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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