Defenders protection initiative is committed to re-enforcing the resilience of Human Rights Defenders against digital/cyber attacks. Following a survey to assess the digital security posture of civil society organisations in Uganda, DPI organised #DigiSecCon17; The Digital Security Conference 2017, themed, “Why should Civil Society in Uganda Worry” that was held in Kampala at the Serena Conference Centre, on the 8th of September 2017.
What is FATF
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental “policy-making body, established in 1989 by the Ministers of its Member jurisdictions (including Uganda).
Police and Office of the President are in advanced stages of acquiring hi-tech surveillance software from Israel and Italy to begin large-scale spying on Ugandans, five years after the passage of the Interception of Communications Act, a leaked email by WikiLeaks reveals.
After Uganda’s 2016 Presidential election, one of the former presidential candidates, Mr John Patrick Amama Mbabazi, made preparations to challenge the election results in the Supreme Court. The offices of his lawyers were however broken into in the night leading to the 9th of March 2016. Evidence for the petition was taken in documents and computer equipment. This incident obviously negatively affected the petition. There are conflicting opinions on the motive for the burglary and who the perpetrators of the burglary were.
On Friday 27th June 2014, Defenders Protection Initiative organized a breakfast meeting that was under the theme “Exploring the emerging security and safety challenges faced by civil society in Uganda”