Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
On the issue of privacy, the Ugandan government has published its national Data Protection and Privacy Regulations, 2021, which implement the Data Protection and Privacy Act, 2019, providing for the protection of the privacy of individuals and of personal data. The Act established a Personal Data Protection Office, an independent body within the National Information Authority Uganda (NITA-U) to oversee the implementation and enforcement of the Act and maintain the data protection and privacy register. This Office launched in August 2021 and requires that persons, institutions, and public bodies within Uganda which collect, process, hold or use personal data as well as persons, institutions, or public bodies outside Uganda which collect personal data relating to Ugandan citizens, are all required to register with the Office.
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