Uganda – High Court Sets Hearing date for a petition challenging clamp on online Publishers.

Kampala, July 3rd, 2018; High court in Uganda has set September 24th 2018 as hearing date for a petition challenging a directive issued by the telecom regulator, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) requiring all Ugandans offering online data communications services including online publishers and news platforms to register and obtain...

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Uwanted Witness drags UCC to Court over regulations on Online publishers.

Unwanted Witness Uganda sues Ugandan Communication Commission, seeks to uphold Freedom of expression and privacy for Online publishers.   Kampala, 8th /June/2018, The telecom regulator, Uganda Communication Commission has been dragged to the courts of law for violating online freedoms by issuing directives requiring profiling of online publishers in...

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Uganda Telecom Operators To Obtain Users’ Biometrics And Photo For SIM Re-registration.

Kampala, March 27th, 2018; Uganda Communication Commission Executive Director Godfrey Mutabazi has issued fresh guidelines for SIM card acquisition in Uganda, giving private telecommunication service operators overall powers to obtain biometrics data and facial recognition of SIM card owners without any data breach safeguards.   According to a letter...

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Ugandan Parliament rejects Government’s Shs 61b Budget request to procure CCTV Cameras and Online registration System.

Kampala, March 22nd, 2018; Parliamentary Committee on Budget has rejected Government’s  supplementary budget request of Shs61b (approximately $219,600) meant to procure CCTV cameras and an online registration system for the Uganda Registration Services Bureau. Shs60b is to carter for the CCTV cameras while Shs1b will be used for the...

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Uganda Parliament Invites Public Submissions on the Data Protection and Privacy Bill, 2015

Kampala, February 7th, 2018; Parliament of Uganda has finally opened up to the public to submit their views on the Data Protection and Privacy Bill, 2015. In a notice issued by the clerk to parliament, the general public and Members of Parliament are encouraged to submit written submissions to...

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UCC Threatens Social Media users As Constitutional Age Limit Debate goes online.

Kampala, September 15th, 2017; Uganda’s telecommunications regulator, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has directed social media account managers and administrators to restrain social media users from authoring, posting, receiving and sharing any illegal content or else risk being prosecuted. In a letter dated 14th September 2017, UCC claims that it...

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