Ugandan Parliament Passed a Computer Misuse (Amendment) 2022

The Ugandan parliament has announced that they have passed a Computer Misuse (Amendment) Bill 2022.

In a recent announcement, the Ugandan Parliament disclosed that they have passed a Computer Misuse (Amendment) Bill, 2022 wherein they have imposed harsher penalties for cybercrime perpetrators.

A person who uses social media to publish, distribute or share information, prohibited under the laws of Uganda or using a disguised or false identity, commits an offence.

Excerpt from the Computer Misuse (Amendment) Bill

The entire bill should not be left to stand as part of our laws as all the clauses are already catered for in existing legislation and in some instances offends the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda; the fundamental rights to access information electronically and to express oneself over computer networks are utterly risked by this bill.

Gorreth Namugga, MP

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