Cyber Laws and Regulations

Surfing in the internet comes with many threats. Serious crimes like Phishing and the collection of user data, as well as the use of spyware are on the rise. Cyber Laws and Regulations, one of the newest areas of the legal system, create the offenses and penalties for those crimes. At the same time regulations help users to surf safely and keep their data protected.

On the one hand crimes can be directed at computers, data or information communications technologies (ICTs). On the other hand crimes can be committed by people using computers or ICT.

With those crimes becoming a global problem a coordinated international response is required. The great challenge for the law enforcement agencies and prosecutors lies in the constant amendment of the laws, as the ICT landscape is a constantly and fast changing environment.

In order to safeguard human rights in this digital age, it is time to start treating cybersecurity as a human right issue.

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Projects

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Project
Salvaging the Shrinking Digital Space through Research & Advocacy

A free, secure and accessible Internet for all.


This project is led by Unwanted Witness, who collaborate with Barefoot Law and 8tech Consult Ltd.

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Project
Empowering HRDs with Legal and Digital Fortitude

Supporting those who support us.


This Project is led by Barefoot Law who partnered up with ThinVoid, WOUGNET and Unwanted Witness.

Cyber Laws and Regulations community

U-Touch
 
U-Touch

U-TOUCH is a Non-Governmental, not-for-profit organization that was founded in 2009.

WOUGNET
 
WOUGNET

Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) is a Non-Governmental Organization initiated in May 2000 by several women’s organisations…

Strategic Response International
 
Strategic Response International

Strategic Response International (SRI) is an independent, non-partisan, and not for profit network of young pro- democracy,…

Barefoot Law
 
Barefoot Law

We provide HRDs with knowledge, skills and the fortitude to be legally/digitally secure with their online activities and da…