Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda/GLAM and PDPO Community Information Session

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Poster for GLAM-Wiki Uganda and PDPO Community Information Session

According to its website , the Personal Data Protection Office is "Uganda’s independent data protection office". It is "responsible for overseeing the implementation of and enforcement of the Data Protection and Privacy Act No. 9 of 2019" which was assented to on 25th February 2019.

Furthermore , "the law, which expands the mandate of the National Information Authority Uganda (NITA-U), protects the privacy of the individual and of personal data by regulating the collection and processing of personal data".

As an organisation that collects, creates , consumes and enables the dissemination of a number of resources under a free licence, the Wikimedia Community Group Uganda (WMUGU) is bound by this mandate however the community we serve needs further sensitisation on this.

Objective[edit]

Organised under the GLAM Programme, this community information session that aims at :

  1. Introducing attendees to PDPO ;
  2. Creating awareness for the Data Protection and Privacy Act (2019) , how it concerns both individuals and organisations and how it is being enforced ;  
  3. Addressing the knowledge gap on Data Protection and Privacy hence increasing levels of compliance and citizens’ trust on how their personal data is accessed and shared ;
  4. Creating awareness on who data collectors, data controllers and data processors are and their respective designations ;

Target audience[edit]

The session will be facilitated by a community engagement office/representative from the PDPO.

The engagement primarily targets the user group's volunteer community as well as information workers in addition to any other interested parties.

Date[edit]

This will be a virtual session and you can use the following details to join us via Zoom :

When: 3PM on Friday 03 March 2023

Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85424320596?pwd=T2o3VFF4VWxDYTd4ZS9rb1pqVURSZz09

Zoom Meeting ID: 854 2432 0596

Pass code: 281447

Follow this link to access the recording : GLAM-Wiki and PDPO Information Session recording

Participants[edit]

Please register your username or name below if you are interested in attending the session...

  1. DivineGaby (talk) 09:02, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  1. BalukuBrian
  2. user:pine12k Margaret Kabanda
  3. Micheal Kaluba

Further reading[edit]