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MPs vote to keep NITA-U from rationilization axe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Lawmakers have voted against a government Bill intended to dissolve the National Information Technology Authority Uganda and move its functions to the Ministry of Information, Communication, Technology and National Guidance. The National Information Technology Authority, Uganda (Amendment) Bill, 2024, was one of several bills …

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Data protection officers untrained, lack relevant knowledge: NITA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Information and Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U) has revealed that over 90 percent of data protection officers (DPOs) in different entities don’t have any specialized knowledge in data protection and management. The stunning revelation was made at the second data protection and privacy conference …

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Parliament approves UGX 523Bn loan for country-wide data connectivity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MPs have unanimously approved a US$140 million loan to finance the Uganda Digital Acceleration Project (UDAP), and ring-fenced it to the implementing agency, National Information Technology Authority-Uganda. In a rare show of unanimity untypical of loan requests, the Opposition’s only rider has been having the money …

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NITA-U to prosecute media, data users for violating privacy laws

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Media houses, online shops, and other organizations face sanctions by the Ministry of ICT through the National Information Technology Authority, for misusing or mishandling people’s private data. This comes as the government finalizes the operationalization of the Data Protection and Privacy Act, 2019, with the opening …

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Youth win festive season cash in NITA-U cybersecurity quiz

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Information Technology Authority of Uganda (NITA-U) is awarding millions of shillings in cash to young people that are taking part in their cybersecurity quiz dubbed, ‘NITA-U Festive Quiz.’ For two weeks now, individuals have won Ugx500,000 from participating and winning in the quiz …

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NITA-U to set up regional ICT hub in Luwero town

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Information Technology Authority-Uganda has embarked on setting up a regional business process outsourcing center in Luwero town council. The center which is an Information and Communication Technology hub is the second in Uganda, and will be set up at Luwero community hall in …

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ICT minister directs NITA-U to reduce internet costs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Information and Communication Technology-ICT, Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwawo has directed the National Information Technology Authority Uganda-NITA-U, to reduce the cost of internet in order to ease the cost of doing business. Recent research showed that Uganda has the most expensive mobile data …

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NITA-U to internet users: Be vigilant on cyber security matters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On Nov.04, the National Information Technology Authority Uganda held a cyber security awareness conference aimed at increasing the public awareness and vigilance about the day-to-day cyber threats. Dubbed Do Your Part, #BeCyberSmart, the conference brought together different key players in cyber security including ministry of ICT …

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Enforcement of data protection law takes shape

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The enforcement of the Data Protection and Privacy law is now taking shape following the creation of the Personal Data Protection Office, at the National Information Technology Authority. The development comes months after the approval of the Data Protection and Privacy Regulations. The regulations were …

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