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Daily Dashboard | Ugandan telecoms to get access to citizen data for anti-fraud measures Related reading: NJ attorney general gathers public input on law enforcement’s facial recognition use

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The Ugandan government has given telecoms access to citizens' personal data, held by the National Identification and Registration Authority, in an effort to better enforce new Sim card registration directives, AllAfrica reports. While some government officials expressed concerns at the move, others, like Uganda Communications Commission Executive Director Godfrey Mutabazi, argued that giving access to telecoms would stop criminals from misusing Sim cards. "You cannot be 100 percent sure [there's not Sim card fraud] without access to this data," he said, adding that data access like this "happens in other countries." An April 4 meeting will work out the particulars of the data sharing program, the report states.
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