The United Nations report on Unregulated Mass Surveillance is Timely, says the Unwanted Witness.

The United Nations report on Unregulated Mass Surveillance is Timely, says the Unwanted Witness.

  Kampala, 18/July/2014, Unwanted witness Uganda is welcoming the United Nations (UN) report which raises concerns on “the right to privacy in the digital age.” The report revealed a “disturbing” lack of transparency about governmental surveillance policies and practices, “including de facto coercion of private sector companies to provide...

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The Unwanted Witness (UW) News Brief: Government of Uganda is procuring surveillance equipment to spy on citizens

Kampala, 19th/May/2014; The Government of Uganda is requesting for a supplementary budget of 200 billion Uganda shillings equivalent to over US $ 80,000,000 to set up a monitoring center and procure surveillance equipment to start enforcing the Regulation to Interception of Communication’s Act.  The request is being made under...

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Unwanted Witness (UW) News Brief: LGBTI online community experiencing “Zeus malware”.

Kampala, 24th/April/2014; Barely two months after the controversial Anti homosexuality Bill was signed into law, the LGBTI online community in Uganda is experiencing  “Zeus malware” that is circulating through their  emails . Zeus malware is a spyware that accesses and collects details of one’s mailing and steals confidential information...

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The UW News-brief: Government should expedite the enactment of a privacy and data protection law to protect consumers` privacy rights

Kampala, 14th /March/2014; The Unwanted Witness – Uganda (UW-U) joins other stakeholders working on consumer rights in the telecommunications industry/ sector in Uganda to demand for the speedy enactment of a privacy and data protection law . UW-U a campaign based organization that advocates for the right to privacy;...

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Anti-Homosexuality law in Uganda violates human rights and endangers LGBT people – Pillay

GENEVA (24 February 2014) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Monday denounced the anti-homosexuality law signed into force in Uganda, which she said would institutionalise discrimination against lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender people and could encourage harassment and violence against them. The law, which...

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