The Global Network Initiative (GNI) welcomes Unwanted Witness as a member of the GNI civil society constituency. Based in Uganda, Unwanted Witness was established in 2012 to advocate for a free, open, and inclusive Internet that contributes to the realization of human rights and good governance. When the Data Protection and Privacy Act of Uganda was passed in 2019, it incorporated Unwanted Witness’s inputs. Since then, Unwanted Witness has published legal analysis outlining gaps and recommendations for data protection legislation.
“Unwanted Witness’s core program areas resonate with the GNI Principles and Implementation Guidelines and becoming a civil society member of GNI will further strengthen our knowledge and collaboration with like-minded actors to better promote freedom of expression and privacy in the digital age,” said Unwanted Witness Chief Executive Officer Dorothy Mukasa.
“GNI welcomes Unwanted Witness’s experience working with civil society organizations in Uganda raising awareness on data protection and privacy issues and building the capacity of journalists and other stakeholders on digital rights trends,” said GNI Executive Director Judith Lichtenberg.