Ugandan Cyber Laws on Personal Privacy and Data Security are still too weak that the concept of Personal Data Privacy does not currently exist in Uganda’s ICT vocabulary… Kato Mivule
Cyber law to fight information misuse
Tuesday, 3rd August, 2010
By Winnie Nanteza and Racheal Ninsiima
THE Government is soon ratifying the law against the misuse of information and communication technology to combat terror, political and criminal mischief.
The Cyber Law Bill, according to the Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Aggrey Awori, is currently being discussed in Parliament.
“The Bill is already on the floor of Parliament. It will cover data and network security, cyber crime, information systems and electronic transactions,” he said.
The move, Awori said, followed the July 11 bomb blasts in Kampala.
He said the attacks had necessitated the Government to set up intelligence cameras at strategic points.
Awori was opening the sixth annual international conference on computing and ICT research at Protea Hotel in Kampala on Monday. It focussed on strengthening the role of ICT in development.
Dr. Josephine Nabukenya, the dean of Makerere University’s Faculty of Computing and IT, said the faculty is building a crimes record system, which would enable the Police to record cases and follow them up to the courts of law.