Uganda #Netfreedom2015

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Key Developments:

JUNE 2014—MAY 2015

  • Four individuals were arrested for their alleged involvement with Facebook pages known for critical commentary (see Prosecutions and Detentions for Online Activities).
  • Government efforts to draft a Data Protection and Privacy Bill were seen as a positive step towards promoting the right to privacy, but the draft was later criticized for its broad and vague conditions in which personal data may be collected, thus leaving it open to misinterpretation and abuse (see Surveillance, Privacy, and Anonymity).
  • Intimidation, threats of violence, and technical attacks against vulnerable groups and marginalized communities, particularly the LGBTI community, were frequent online (see Intimidation and Violence and Technical Attacks).

This report is an initiative of Freedom House

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