#Privacy Rights Matter During Elections
A VOTERS’ PLEDGE TO DEMAND FOR THE PROTECTION OF PRIVACY RIGHTS DURING 2016 ELECTIONS
I pledge to only cast my vote for candidates who will respect, promote, and uphold my right to privacy & protect my personal data!
What the candidate should do:
- Pass the long overdue #Privacy & Data protection Bill 2014.
- Establish an independent commission/ agency to provide oversight to agencies involved in communication surveillance & supervise the monitoring center.
- Reform through amending the Regulation of Interception of Communications Act 2010 to bring an end to unwarranted mass surveillance currently orchestrated under the draconian law.
- Demand for the publication of transparency reports on the number of citizens who are under surveillance practices.
- Canvass for an accessible, open & secure Internet, that guarantees free assembly, association, speech and protects the user`s privacy while communicating.
- Stand up for net neutrality & freedom of expression Online.
- Retard/scale down mass surveillance in the wake of the pending elections.
Recognizing that right to privacy is part of the basic fundamental rights and freedoms guaranteed by the 1995 constitution as inherent and not state given. Specifically Article 27 (2) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda states that no person shall be subjected to interference with the privacy of that person’s home, correspondence, communication or other property. The purpose of the guarantee is to protect personal safety and security of the individual.
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