Digital identity verification, authentication and validation in the 2021 election must be transparent warns Unwanted Witness.

Unwanted Witness today joins the rest of the world in marking the International Identity Day in recognition of United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 16 “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions” and objective 9 which calls for legal identity for all.

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Collection of personally identifiable data threatens National security and human rights: Warns Unwanted Witness

Kampala, 28th/07/2020; Unwanted Witness Uganda is deeply concerned about the likely harmful effects of the presidential directive to arbitrary collect citizen’s personal identifiable data by all Boda Boda riders and salon operators as contract tracing method to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the country. Obtaining access to massive...

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Revealed: SafeBoda involved in personal data sharing with third parties, Unwanted Witness report

Kampala, 15th/07/2020: Unwanted Witness Uganda has today released a report implicating SafeBoda – a motorcycle transport company that operates in Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria – in sharing their client’s personal data with third parties without their knowledge or permission as required by Section 7 of the Data Protection and...

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Surveillance is Prejudicial to Uganda’s Democracy, says Unwanted Witness Report.

Kampala, 5th /06/2020; Unwanted Witness Uganda has today released the state of Digital rights report in Uganda 2019, detailing growing threats of surveillance technologies to the country’s democracy ahead of 2021 general elections.   According to the report, technology is increasingly being infused into the political process through the...

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Government of Uganda must respect human rights in the use of Surveillance technologies to fight Coronavirus, says Unwanted Witness Uganda.

Kampala, 22nd/04/2020; Unwanted Witness Uganda has today written a formal letter to the Ministry of Information Communications Technology and National Guidance demanding for strict observance of human rights for any intended use of surveillance technologies to fight COVID-19. In a letter addressed to the Permanent Secretary Ministry of ICT,...

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Surveillance, censorship threaten Internet freedom and Democracy in Uganda, says Unwanted Witness

President Museveni in the command centre during the launch of the CCTV Camera command centre at Nateete Police Station Kampala | 18 Jan 2020 | As Uganda joins the rest of the world to mark World Internet Freedom day, Unwanted Witness is concerned about the budding use of technology...

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Police’s Mandatory access to personal data from hotels constitutes a data breach, says Unwanted Witness Uganda.

Kampala 28/Oct/2019, The Unwanted Witness is dismayed by a police resolution of mandatory daily access of all personal data belonging to hotel customers within urban centres for purposes of documentation and aiding police investigations. This resolution doesn’t only negate all principles of data protection as stipulated in the Data...

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Statement: Monitoring of Social Networks by Uganda Police threatens rights

Kampala, 15th/07/2019; the Unwanted Witness Uganda is concerned about Uganda Police Force’s intensified unlawful surveillance of social networks resulting into increased clamp down on dissenting views online. In a period of two months, police has kidnapped and subsequently arrested seven (7) Internet users majorly Journalists for allegedly annoying president...

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The Unwanted Witness Petitions Uganda Communications Commission over weak policies and Terms of Service for voice and data service providers in Uganda.

Kampala 12/June/2019, the Unwanted Witness petitioned the telecommunication regulator, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) calling for an immediate investigation into the weak internal policies and Terms of service of Uganda’s major voice and data service providers. The Unwanted Witness observes that the feeble policies Compromise the rights of consumers and...

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