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.
Organised under the GLAM Programme, this community information session that aims at :
- Introducing attendees to PDPO ;
- Creating awareness for the Data Protection and Privacy Act (2019) , how it concerns both individuals and organisations and how it is being enforced ;
- 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 ;
- Creating awareness on who data collectors, data controllers and data processors are and their respective designations ;
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.
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
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