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.
The Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019 requires that company’s and organizations whose existence depend on people’s personal data should zealously protect such data in a bid to avoid misuse by third parties.
According to Chris Kalema, the lead Technologist at Unwanted Witness, the Civil society is concerned about how the prolonged social media restriction is driving Ugandans to use VPNs which come with a lot of data manipulation risks.
As we commemorate International Data Privacy Day, the government of Uganda has to expedite the enactment of Data Protection and Privacy regulations for effective enforcement of the Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019
Unwanted Witness has asked the Electoral Commission (EC) to double its efforts in civic education if they are to avoid challenges that may come as a result of poor data surveillance in the forthcoming general elections.
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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