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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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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