Campaigns

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 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.
March 29, 2021

Unwanted Witness publish a briefing for election observers on the importance of privacy and data protection in the election cycle.

The briefing provides a starting point for discussion on how privacy and data protection can be incorporated into election observation methodology and operationalised in the election observation process
March 18, 2021

Injured journalist Ashraf Kasirye allowed to file additional allegations against gov’t

The High Court in Kampala has allowed Ghetto TV Journalist Ashraf Kasirye to file new allegations related to human rights violations against the government.
March 18, 2021

Court adjourns injured journalist Ashraf Kasirye’s case hearing against State over the absence of Attorney General

The High Court Judge in Civil Division Esta Nambayo has adjourned the mentioning of a case in which Ghetto TV journalist Ashraf Kasirye is suing the state for assault meted on him by Police and the army.
March 18, 2021

Report: How undemocratic practices limit digital rights enjoyment, proper governance in Uganda

Uganda’s internet usage has grown in recent years with over 10 million users. The usage provides a new digital landscape that facilitates the work of human rights defenders, activists, journalists, minority groups and citizens.
March 14, 2021

Government urged to scrap OTT

Unwanted Witness, a vicil society group in partnership with Future Challenges, Digital Human Rights Lab have urged government to scrap Over The Top (OTT) tax levied […]
March 9, 2021

Activists sue govt, seek Covid-19 vaccination for all Ugandans

Activists have sued Government, seeking a declaration that the exclusion of Ugandans without National Identification Cards (NIC) from Covid-19 vaccination is unfair and illegal. In a […]