A critical analysis of the data protection act 2019 Viz-A-Viz the right to privacy under article 27 of the 1995 constitution.

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Kampala international University, School of Law
Uganda enacted the data protection Act in February 2019 which is organized into eight parts with 40 sections regulating data protection and privacy of data users. Right to privacy is enshrined under various provisions of the constitution like Article 27 which explains that no person shall be subjected to unlawful search of the person, home or other property of that person or unlawful entry by others of the premises of that person. The law on data protection of 2019 provides for many avenues to facilitate growth in the IT sector through making it possible for Ugandans to comply with international standards, improving credibility and customer trust, which inevitably leads to more business but leave a gap as to whether this law will allow Ugandan enjoy the right to privacy as enshrined under article 27 of the constitution. The new law goes a long way in making more secure Uganda's cyberspace.
A Research Report Submitted to the Faculty of Law in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of a Bachelor of Laws of Kampala International University
Data protection act 2019 Viz-A-Viz, Right to privacy, Article 27 of the 1995 constitution.