THE INAUGURAL UNWANTED WITNESS PRIVACY MOOT COURT COMPETITION
ABOUT THE MOOT
Today, both our work and personal lives have moved online. Meanwhile, the significant increase in cyber-attacks, data theft, and the commodification of user data has given rise to concerns about the regulation around data privacy and protection. The Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019 regulates the collection and processing of data, restricting the illicit utilisation or mishandling of personal information by creating a legal environment of fairness, security, accuracy, and accountability in dealing with data.
In the immediate future, organizations will need ‘privacy professionals’ to ensure compliance with these regulations. This opens new roles for budding legal professionals such as data protection officers, chief privacy officers, privacy lawyers, or those working with the regulatory bodies or government authorities to carry out data protection implementation, advisory, or audit.
To that end, Unwanted Witness will hold its inaugural moot Court Competition on Privacy; specifically Article 27 of the Ugandan Constitution in a bid to train young legal professionals with expert knowledge of data protection laws, policies and regulations and to further develop their oral, written, analytical, logical, and legal technological skills necessary for this growing sector.