COVID-19: Uganda Internet Service Providers join the battle, but key concerns remain

By Lawrence Muyomba At least by April 2, 180 countries globally have confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus since it emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late December last year. The number of countries and infections keeps changing rapidly, which has forced the World Health Organization...

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Biometric users must protect people from COVID-19 virus.

The World Health Organization and state authorities are encouraging frequent hand washing and practicing social distancing, among other preventive measures societies needed to contain the spread of coronavirus. In Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni banned common community practices of hugging and handshaking, stressing frequent hand washing using water and soap,...

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Speaker Kadaga Commends Unwanted Witness Over The National Id Research

By Florence Nabukeera On 2nd March 2020, a six-member delegation from Unwanted Witness constituting two aggrieved citizens, excluded by the National ID system met the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga at parliament. The purpose of the visit was to share Unwanted Witness’s preliminary report entitled Uganda’s Digital...

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One Year On, What Has Uganda’s Data Protection Law Changed?

Today marks exactly one year since Uganda passed its data protection law, becoming the first East African country to recognize privacy as a fundamental human right, as enshrined in Art 27 of the 1995 Uganda Constitution as well as in regional and International laws. The Data Protection and Privacy...

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Uganda’s ID system breeding Automated Exclusion

From the right; Hon. Meddie Mulumba, Dorothy Mukasa, Bob Kirenga Gilbert Kadilo and Lawrence Muyomba during the launch of the report. Uganda’s ID system breeding Automated Exclusion. Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni launched the country’s digital ID program in 2014 and it was further expanded after the passing of the...

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News Brief: Social Media policing: Professional body orders Human Rights Lawyer to remove Facebook post.

Kampala, July 19th, 2019; Uganda Law Society (ULS) has assumed the role of online content regulation after ordering one of its members to remove the Facebook post on allegations of offending a public official. In a letter dated July 17, 2019, the president of Uganda Law society, Simon Peter...

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News Brief: Uganda police detains and charges a website Developer with defamation.

Kampala, June 19th, 2019; The Electronic Counter Measures Unit of the Uganda police on June 18, arrested and detained a website developer Ison Rocky after the police’s criminal investigations department failed to technically identify the website’s owner, manager and content author.  According to his recorded statement, Rocky was contracted...

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