Companies collecting personal data must prove ability to protect it - govt

Some companies have been accused of abusing personal data while others have shared it with third parties for commercial gain. photo | File 

What you need to know:

  • According to the Mr Chris Lukolyo, the UN Capital Development Fund digital country lead, digitizing is not an end in itself, it can only be complete if there is efficiency, traceability and accountability.

By the close of December, which is barely a month away, all persons, companies and public entities  that collect and process personal data, must prove their ability to safeguard such information.
According to the Personal Data Protection Office, whose mandate is to regulate collection and processing of personal data in Uganda, anyone or company that doesn’t prove its capability to secure personal data will not be registered. 

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