Paula Turyahikayo, the Chairperson of Information, Communication and Technology Committee, says the committee will handle the Data Protection and Privacy bill 2016 immediately after the budgeting process.
The days of keeping your personal data jealously may be over. Some people have woken up to find copies of their most valuable document, such as academic transcripts, being used to wrap chapatti or sell roasted ground nuts. In this story, a Uganda Radio Network reporter goes on a mission to establish how vital documents end up on the streets and in the hands of those who may not know their value.
Geoffrey Wokulira Ssebaggala, the Chief Executive Officer Unwanted Witness, says the bill is long overdue given the amount of personal data collected from citizens by all sorts of people. He however, says once approved, the law will help reduce on cases of citizens being conned via phone as well as unsolicited messages and advertisements sent on peoples private phones.