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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Unwanted Witness-Uganda Granted NGO Observer Status before the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights.

Unwanted Witness-Uganda, warmly welcomes her new position as a member of the NGO observer at the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights. Unwanted Witness Uganda was granted the observer status on Friday 3rd May 2019 during the 64th Ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and People’s...

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Stella Nyanzi Trial Brings To Fore Government’s Infinite Access To Personal Data.

Have you ever imagined that personal information you deposited with your education institution, employer, financial institution, telecom service provider or National Identity Card system can be merged with your online activities to frame criminal charges against you? Well, the ongoing trial of Dr Stella Nyanzi, a Ugandan activist, has...

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