Privacy and Data Protection

Data protection laws, and increasing regulatory and commercial pressure on the use of information, are vital issues that impact on virtually every organization. This is even more urgent with the recent introduction of outsourcing in Uganda. Although we do not have specific legislation on Data protection it is easy for a company to be sued for breach of privacy or confidence.

We understand both the law and the way it is applied by regulators, offering a pragmatic and seamless approach to data protection. Our vast experience has given us an understanding not just of the law, but also of the way in which to approach compliance tasks. We develop insightful solutions that make sense for your business and with brand reputation and legal liability at stake, allow you to benchmark acceptable risk.

Our pragmatic and commercially aware support on the full range of issues includes advice on:
Balancing budget and risk to create sensible compliance programmes
The mechanisms to deal with the transfer of personal data from other jurisdictions.
How to practically implement ethical reporting hotlines and staff monitoring tools, email and internet use, on a cross jurisdictional basis
How to address the data privacy issues arising from shared service/global IT Platform programmes
How to comply with the new "cookies" rules
The data protection aspects of acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and other major transactions
The interaction between freedom of information laws and privacy laws
Records retention
Handling complaints and requests from individuals and regulatory bodies, and providing guidance in the face of investigations and prosecution
Web based processing of data including use of online behavioural, advertising, cookies and other tools
Data compliance in the world of cloud computing
Reporting data security breaches
Notifications and permits or approvals of processing activities with the relevant regulatory authorities
Appropriate wording for contracts with employees, customers and suppliers
Training on data protection
Handling staff data on a multi-jurisdictional basis and the industrial relations issues which can arise as new data policies, contracts and procedures are introduced.