By; Peter Ssebulime
Activists on Internet Freedoms in Uganda under the Unwanted Witness organization have vowed to sue the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and the National Identification and Registration Authority-NIRA over their failure to protect particulars of Ugandans that they claim have resulted into kidnaps and other crimes in the country.
This has been disclosed by the Acting Director Unwanted Witness, Dorothy Mukisa during a press conference in Kampala.
She says this is violation of peoples’ rights and freedoms of privacy especially those using the internet which also puts their lives in danger since their documents can be accessed by anyone at anytime.
Mukisa calls on NIRA and UCC to design a formula where only the owner of the data can access it through use of PIN numbers for example.
This comes in the wake of increased kidnaps and murders of innocent Ugandans a trend the Security Minister Gen. Elly Tumwine blamed on love for easy money by some dubious elements.