Google must disregard the Government of Uganda’s requests intended to silence legitimate dissent

Over 20 National and International Human Rights Organisations have submitted a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai asking Google to disregard the government of Uganda’s intentions of further silencing dissent during democratic processes in the country.

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Unwanted Witness Conducts an Online (Facebook Live) debate to demystify Internet-based Violence against Women in Uganda.

Kampala, 23rd October 2020; Unwanted Witness has today held an online (Facebook Live) debate on violence against women online, themed Access to Justice for survivors of Online Violence Against Women. The COVID-19 Pandemic has seen an increase in the number of online users and women are realizing the potential...

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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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