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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Unwanted Witness Welcomes Uganda’s Data protection law, Calls for enforceable regulations

Kampala, 1st/03/2019; Unwanted Witness welcomes the move by President Yoweri Museveni to assent onto the much needed Data protection and privacy Bill,2018 into law. The new law regulates collection, storage and use of personal data by different entities including government agencies, corporations and private institutions operating within and outside...

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Stop Persecution of online journalists, says Unwanted Witness.

Unwanted Witness Uganda is calling to an end Police’s harassment and persecution of Independent online journalists in the country, which act is meant to scare online publishers from reporting on sensitive subjects. Last week police’s criminal Investigations Department (CID) summoned editors from five (5) online publications on allegations publishing...

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