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Weekly Discussion Roundup 24th-30th November, 2014. PDF Print E-mail

1. MTN at it Again... Initiated by John Babirukamu

Wrong SIM card registration information.






“Just checked my registration information. MTN claims I was born on 19th January 1987 (2yrs and several months off target), Apparently my Gender is 23! (Don’t know what that means, probably a foreign Key or DB reference) and My name is misspelt.”


“[My name was misspelt] I wonder why they had us fill any forms.”


Conclusion/ Remarks

“They probably thought you misspelt your OWN name….

But yet again, I guess it is difficult handling data for millions of customers with the budgets these telecoms released for this registration process…”


“Dial *197# to check SIM card registration information on all networks.”

2. Uganda Internet Governance Forum 2014 - call for topics. Initiated by Lillian Nalwoga

In order to identify relevant topics, this is request for your feedback on "Key Internet Governance issues" you would like to be addressed/discussed at this meeting.


“I would to suggest: 'Internet Costing/Bundling”


“1. Internet service delivery challenges in Uganda.

2. The role of internet as a tool of trade in Uganda.

3. Social media effects on employee performance.”


“I think we should discuss,

1. Uganda's road map to IPv6 implementation .ug ccTLD and how the costs can be reduced.
2. Promotion of local content and services.
3. Costs of Bandwidth and Service Delivery.”

“I would personally like to get a good idea where the concept of Universal access is headed.”




Conclusion/ Remarks

“I think there is a need to bring NIITA on board if they are not on already to share the current legislative and regulatory framework on those areas and its implications for users.”


“It would also be helpful to take stock of the Internet Governance issues that have been raised in previous forums.”


3. Draft Data Protection and Privacy Bill. Initiated by Leonah Mbonimpa

The Ministry of ICT is held a stakeholder engagement workshop on 27th November, 2014  at Hotel Africana.


“The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MOICT), Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs (MoJCA) and National Information Technology Authority, Uganda (NITA-U) have developed a Draft Data Protection and Privacy Bill.


The Bill aims at protecting the privacy of the individual and personal data.


The purpose of the Bill is to regulate the collection and processing of personal data.”




Conclusion/ Remarks




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