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Civil society organisation protests UCC online regulations

They said the requirement for the application, registration and authorisation threatens free speech and the right to association and assembly. (Photo by Alfred Ochwo ) By Alfred Ochwo According to UCC, the regulations were brought in good faith to majorly curb misuse of the internet , especially the publication...

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Uganda’s National ID system; an access hindrance to the Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE).

In June 2010, cabinet approved Expansion of the Social Protection Programme with one of its aims of reducing vulnerability and poverty among the elderly (65+ and 60 years for Karamoja) through the Senior Citizens Grant which provides direct income support of $6.9 (25,000) shillings per month disbursed bi-monthly $13.8...

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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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Uganda: The Speaker of Parliament Summons ICT minister over concerns raised by Unwanted Witness report about SafeBoda.

The speaker of Uganda’s parliament Rebecca A. Kadaga has given the minister of Information, Communication and National Guidance, Judith Nabakooba an ultimatum of three (3) weeks to Study and further investigate data flaw concerns raised by Unwanted Witness’s report about SafeBoda

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Data exploitation in digital political campaigns and its implication on electoral democracy

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The last decade has seen an explosion in the use of digital tools in political campaigning. Perceptions have also changed in that time. The use of social media was first foreshowed as a positive revolution in the mass engagement of voters. More recently we have seen serious...

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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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