This new preliminary report presents findings of a study that sought to establish the impact of a national identity card system in Uganda (commonly known as “Ndaga Muntu”) on people’s economic, social and cultural Rights (ESCRs), in relation to the state's obligation to provide services.
The country reports collected here offer an in-depth rights-based analysis of the status of privacy and data protection legislation in Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda.
Unwanted Witness welcomes the first-ever data protection investigation report by the Ugandan data regulator, NITA-U, into the operations of SafeBoda, which has been ordered to make fundamental reforms regarding sharing of people’s personal data with third parties.
Together with other civil society and human rights institutions, members of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition demonstrated the gravity of online rights violations on the continent in the reports presented during the human rights situation sessions.
How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? APC subgranting has empowered Cameroon's PROTEGE QV to contribute to the development of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms, amplifying digital rights advocacy efforts across the continent.
In an increasingly digitised world, safeguarding data rights has become central to protecting individuals’ rights to access and share information, express themselves, and associate using the internet and related platforms.
This study sought to explore the impact of the recent internet shutdown on journalists during the election period in Uganda. It further captures specific journalist experiences of the internet shutdown on their work both in the city and countryside.
The toolkit, developed by the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition, offers an overview of relevant national, regional and international mechanisms and a checklist for analysing data protection and privacy-related policy and legislation using the human rights-based approach.
In September 2020, our research on the State of Internet Freedom in Africa established that the ultimate effect of the measures instituted in fighting COVID-19 was that they had deepened the democracy deficit in several African countries.
Garnett Achieng takes a deep-dive look into the Telegram app from the perspective of African women’s experience, particularly that of data privacy and online gender-based violence.