News Brief: UCC tightens social media censorship as Uganda registers first case of COVID19.

Kampala, March 23rd, 2020; After registering a COVID- 19 case in Uganda, the country’s telecommunications regulator, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has tightened social media censorship by arresting a social media user on allegations of circulating fake information regarding COVID- 19 pandemic. A male Ugandan whose particulars are yet to...

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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 Police Develops a Crime Monitoring System

The Uganda police force has developed a digital crime management system to facilitate crime monitoring in the country. The system developed under the police force’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) centre for innovation and Entrepreneurship Excellence. The Centre was established in 2014 by the Inspector General of Police (IGP)...

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Fiery Judge Puts MUK researcher’s Three Lawyers On Heels; Allots Them Five Minutes To Make Argument For Two Applications

Kampala, 26, April, 2017; High Court Judge Elizabeth Kabanda gave three lawyers representing Dr Stella Nyanzi, a research fellow at Makerere University hard time, after allotting them just five minutes to make argument for two applications. Justice Kabanda also transferred Nyanzi’s hearing from the courtroom to her chambers where...

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Activists query free government internet, demand data protection law

By Daily Monitor In Summary Mr Wokulira Ssebaggala, the chief executive officer of Unwanted Witness-Uganda, a communication rights organization, said they are concerned about the rising targeting of citizens’ data in order to compromise their privacy. Mr Ssebaggala was addressing journalists in Kampala on precautionary measures as citizens log...

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UN Condemns Internet Shutdowns.

Geneva, 1st/July/2016, the United Nations Human Rights Council has unanimous condemned Internet shutdowns which occurred in Uganda during 2016 general elections and with effect renewed 2012 and 2014 resolutions that declared, unequivocally that human rights apply online just as they do offline. The UN resolution emanates from a draft resolution to...

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