Cyber Laws in Uganda – CoP Workshop and Report Launch

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Cyber Laws in Uganda – CoP Workshop and Report Launch

This workshop will be based on the findings of the Cyber Laws report by BarefootLaw and will train human rights defenders on the cyberlaws that govern their activities.

Where

Imperial Royale Hotel, Plot 7 Kintu Road, Kampala

When
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For over 5 years, BarefootLaw, a not-for-profit organisation in Uganda, has been at the forefront of leveraging technology to increase access to justice and the law for all. BarefootLaw provides awareness to people in Uganda about the laws that govern their activities, simplifying the laws and elucidating on their implications on every-day life in Uganda.

At the end of 2017, concerned about the burgeoning laws around the internet and the online world BarefootLaw sought to identify all the laws that in some way govern the online activities of people in Uganda, and analyse them looking at the affect they have on society, on business and on the prosperity of the country. This research culminated into a report entitled Cyber Laws Uganda “How Laws and Regulations Affect Online Activities in Uganda”.

Legal knowledge is something that is widely beneficial and not just to ordinary citizens but also to those people who are working to support and protect the ordinary citizen from discrimination and oppression that occur against the most vulnerable historically. With the increased regulation of online activities, it is important that these human rights defenders get a working knowledge of all the regulations they are required to operate under given that society is increasingly utilizing the cyber world for its activities and communications.

It is for this reason that we propose to have a full day workshop with key stakeholders in the community of human rights defenders, training them on the cyber laws that govern their activities in Uganda and how to keep their activities legally sound and safe. This workshop will be based on the findings of the Cyber Laws report and the participants shall have the Cyberlaws report shared with them.