Unwanted Witness Condemns Security’s Forceful Acquisition of Computer, Phone and email Passwords of Detained Journalists.

Kampala 28/November/2017, the Unwanted Witness Uganda condemns security agencies’ illegal acquisition of communication passwords for detained Red Pepper directors and editors as a gross violation of their right to privacy and Jeopardizes source protection. While it is the duty of Uganda’s security agencies to respect and protect human rights...

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Unwanted Witness demands that UCC Outcomes of MTN Uganda’s Review process public.

Kampala 27/October/2017, the Unwanted Witness Uganda commends the telecommunication regulator, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) for involving consumers during MTN Uganda’s license review process but demands that consumers’ views are made public, respected and used to influence the review process. Unwanted Witness is concerned that while section 5 (e) of...

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Unwanted Witness-Uganda Condemns Government’s Open Surveillance Which is an Infringement on Citizens’ Privacy.

Kampala; 22nd September, 2017; Unwanted Witness-Uganda, is deeply troubled by the extreme invasion of both personal and institutional data and privacy of NGOs and their staff members by Ugandan security agencies. On 20th September 2017, the police personnel armed to the teeth sieged offices of two Non-governmental organizations namely;...

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UCC’s Internet censorship Letter is intended to kill the Internet,

Kampala, September 15th, 2017; Unwanted Witness Uganda is concerned about an orchestrated move by the telecommunications regulator, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to interfere with citizens’ freedom of expression online whenever the country is involved in a democratic exercise and debates. This interference gravelly affects the manner in which ordinary...

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The systematic Trend by Uganda Government to Conduct Open Online Surveillance is Alarming

Kampala, 31st/August/2017; Unwanted Witness Uganda is concerned about government’s increased investment in procuring surveillance equipment’s to conduct open surveillance on internet users, based on repressive cyber laws that negate the 1995 Uganda constitution, regional and International human rights legal framework. While Uganda is party to several International agreements that...

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Conducting uncensored surveillance on Ugandans by Chinese’ violates International privacy standards.

Kampala, 27th/07/2017; Unwanted Witness Uganda is appealing to the Chinese government to reconsider its support to government of Uganda geared towards reinforcing open surveillance on Internet users in the country without any safeguards. Unregulated Surveillance violates Citizens’ right to freedom of expression and privacy as well as International privacy...

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Unwanted Witness Condemns the criminal use of citizens’ bio data & calls on gov’t to formulate safeguards to protect lives and property.

Kampala, 26th/06/2017; the Unwanted Witness Uganda is saddened by the continuous sharing of Ugandans’ bio data with private telecom companies without any safeguards which has resulted into its abuse by criminals. The country registered the first case of bio data abuse since the Sim card validation exercise commenced early...

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Unwanted Witness Uganda calls for Investigation of ICT Minister to protect Parliament’s oversight mandate.

Kampala, 23rd/05/2017; the Unwanted Witness-Uganda is calling for an independent investigation into the misconduct and behavior of the minister for Information Communication Technology and national guidance, Frank Tumwebaze for disrespecting the institution of parliament. On 18th May 2017, parliament passed a motion extending SIM Card verification exercise for 1year to enable majority Ugandans acquire...

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Government’s intensified surveillance plot threatens civil liberties, says Unwanted Witness

Kampala, 4th/05/2017; The Unwanted Witness Uganda is opposed to government’s intensified surveillance scam without regulations to deter misuse and abuse by operators and individuals in charge of the gathered data. Uganda government has on several occasions been criticized for using spyware without guidelines, contrary to article 27 (2) of...

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Sharing Citizens’ Biometric data from National ID with telecom companies is intended to seal a plot for mass surveillance,

Press release;  Sharing Citizens’ Biometric data from National ID with telecom companies is intended to seal a plot for mass surveillance, says Unwanted Witness Uganda. Kampala, 19th/04/2017; Unwanted Witness Uganda has learnt that over 7million telecom subscribers have participated in SIM Card verification exercise since the 7day ultimatum issued...

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