Comments to the ICT committee of parliament on the Data Protection and Privacy Bill 2015

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The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Data Protection and Privacy Bill.

UCC associates itself with views of most Ugandans that the enactment of a law on data protection and privacy is long overdue. We are confident that a comprehensive law on the collection and processing of personal information would give effect to the right to Privacy as envisaged under Article 27(2) of the Constitution of Uganda.

UCC is generally happy that the proposed provision of the Bill will balance the concerns for both the business players and the right to privacy of the customers. The law will bring about a strong, more coherent data protection framework, backed by strong and coherent enforcement that will allow the Ugandan digital economy to thrive.

We welcome the protections offered by the Bill in terms of export of data, breach notification requirements, data subject access rights, automated decision making, compensation and the right to erasure and provision of sanctions for breach of the law.

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