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Uganda DPPA

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Last Updated on November 19, 2023

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Uganda’s Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019 seeks to protect Uganda’s citizens and their personal data by outlining and implementing rules for processing personal data and sensitive personal data by entities within or outside the country. Uganda’s data protection law further bestows rights upon individuals, allowing them to control how their data is collected and processed. The Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019 applies to both public and private entities.

The Data Protection and Privacy Act, 2019, came into effect on 1st March 2019.

The solution

Securiti enables organizations to ensure seamless compliance with Uganda’s Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019 through its AI-powered data discovery, DSR automation, universal consent management, documented accountability, autonomous data breach management, and cookie consent management solution.

Uganda DPPA Compliance Solution

Securiti supports enterprises in their journey toward compliance with Uganda Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019 through automation, enhanced data visibility, and identity linking.

See how our comprehensive PrivacyOps platform helps you comply with various sections of the Uganda Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019.


Customize a data subject rights request portal for seamless customer care


Create customized web forms according to your brand image with the DSR request format and accept verified data subject rights requests. Automate the initiation of fulfillment workflows when verified requests are received.

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Automate data subject request handling

Section 24

Data subjects need to be notified about their data privacy rights, and organizations are required to simplify the initiation of verified DSR requests. Automating the delivery and generation of secure data access reports will significantly reduce the risk of compliance violations and reduce the workforce required to comply with all the requests.

Secure fulfillment of data access

Section 24

Disclosure of information to the data subjects within a limited time frame of receiving a verifiable data request is a must for any organization looking to comply. This will be free of charge and delivered through a secure, centralized portal.

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data rectify request

Automate the processing of rectification requests

Sections 16, 28

With the help of automated data subject verification workflows across all appearances of a subject’s personal data, you can seamlessly fulfill all data rectification requests.

Automate erasure requests

Sections 16(b), 28

Fulfill data subject’s erasure requests swiftly through automated and flexible workflows.

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Automate objection and restriction of processing requests

Sections 25, 26

Build a framework for objection and restriction of processing handling based on business requirements, with the help of collaborative workflows.

Monitor and track consent

Sections 7(1), 8(a), 19(b)

Track consent revocation of data subjects to prevent the transfer or processing of data without their consent. Seamlessly demonstrate consent compliance to regulators and data subjects.

Universal Consent Management for Uganda DPPA
Uganda DPPA Data Protection Readiness Assessment

Assess data protection and privacy act readiness

Sections 3, 10, 14

With the help of our multi-regulation, collaborative, readiness, and personal information impact assessment system, you can gauge your organization's posture against Uganda’s data protection and privacy acts requirements, identify the gaps, and address the risks. Seamlessly expand assessment capabilities across your vendor ecosystem to maintain compliance.

Map data flows/cross border data transfers

Section 18

Track data flows in your organizations, trace this data, catalog, transfer, and document business process flows internally and to service providers or third parties.

Uganda DPPA Data Flow Mapping Automation
DPPA Cookie Consent Compliance

Meet cookie compliance

Section 7(1)

Automatically scan the web properties within your organization, categorizing tags, and cookies. Also, build customizable cookie banners, collect consent, and provide a preference center.

Automate breach response notification

Section 23

Automates compliance actions and breach notifications to concerned stakeholders about security incidents by leveraging a knowledge database on security incident diagnosis and response.

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Vendor Risk Management Overview

Manage vendor risk

Sections 19, 22

Keep track of privacy and security readiness for all your service providers and processors from a single interface. Collaborate instantly with vendors, automate data requests and deletions, and manage all vendor contracts and compliance documents.

Key Rights Under Uganda’s Data Protection and Privacy Act

Right to be Informed: The individual has the right to be informed by the person collecting personal data about the category and the purpose for which the data is required.

Right to Access: The individual has the right to access the personal data which is collected by the data controller, once the individual provides proof of identity. The right to access includes the right to obtain confirmation on whether the controller holds personal data, description of personal data, and the identity of data recipients.

Right to Rectification: If an individual believes that the personal data is inaccurate, they may complain to NITA-U and request the data controller for the rectification of the personal data.

Right to Erasure: An individual may request to destroy or delete the personal data that is no longer needed by the data controller.

Right to Object: If the data subject believes that the processing of personal data causes or is likely to cause unwarranted substantial damage or distress to the data subject, the data subject has the right to prevent the data controller from processing such personal data.

Right not to be Subjected to Automated Decision-Making: The individual has the right to prevent the data controller from making any decision that can significantly affect them due to the result of the data being processed through automated means.

Facts related to Uganda’s Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019

The Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019 applies to institutions, individuals, and public entities within and outside Uganda, handling the personal data of Ugandan citizens.

Organizations must adhere to certain data protection principles such as accountability, a lawful and fair collection of data and processing, data minimization, retention period, quality of information being collected or processed, transparency, and adequate security measures.

The Act prohibits the data controllers from collecting or processing any personal data without the prior consent of the data subject unless there is any other lawful ground available.
In the case of cross-border data transfers, the data controller or data processor must ensure that the destination country has adequate data protection measures in place or the data subject has provided his/her consent for the cross-border transfer.
The penalties under the Act range from imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, payment of UGX 4.9 million or 2 percent of the company’s gross income.
The Act establishes a personal data protection office that supervises compliance with the provisions of the Act.
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