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June 25, 2022

Unwanted Witness welcomes a new report published, by the United Nations Special Rapporteur, reaffirming inequalities and injustices caused by mandatory identification systems.

Unwanted Witness welcomes a new report published, by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, reaffirming inequalities and injustices caused by mandatory identification systems.
May 24, 2022
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The 16 percent VAT imposed on Over the Top players in Kenya, is harmful to the growing digital economy

Photo by Ed Hardie from Unsplash By Lutaaya Godfrey & Chris Kalema Information Communication Technology is […]
May 4, 2022

What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), is it important?

Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) is an authentication method that requires the user to provide two or more credentials to gain access to an account.
April 14, 2022

Seeding Change: Uganda-based organisation Unwanted Witness on promoting online inclusion of the most vulnerable

Lately, a lot of our work to speak truth to power has focused on addressing the human rights concerns of the new digital ID system project. The system clearly shows how technology can exacerbate already existing inequalities among vulnerable communities.
February 24, 2022

Inclusive Technologies for Equal Opportunities.

By UW Team Digital Technology tools and services have been recently acknowledged as liberating and empowering […]
January 26, 2022

Parliament’s failure to regulate surveillance threatens Human Rights in Uganda.

Kampala, January 26, 2022, Uganda’s increasing adoption of surveillance technology in public spaces does not correspond with […]
January 13, 2022

Are Ugandan telcos equipped to protect user data?

A recent report from Unwanted Witness, a Uganda-based civil society organisation, reveals that two years on from the implementation of Uganda’s Data Protection and Privacy Act, the nation’s tech companies are still struggling with compliance.
November 17, 2021

Disparity in the data collection policies of some pan-African firms in Uganda raises privacy concerns

Image by Mr_Achraf taken on August 17, 2021. Free to use, no attribution required (CC0) By Nwachukwu Egbunike […]
November 17, 2021

Malabo Convention: African Data Regulators call for Action

By UW Team At the 3rd Data Privacy Symposium Africa, 2021 held in Kampala, one of the key takeaways […]
November 6, 2021

First “Privacy Scorecard” Finds Uganda’s Top Data Collectors Struggle with Data Protection and Privacy Compliance

Analysis of 32 organizations across seven sectors finds a lack of legal compliance in Uganda, inconsistent […]