I currently work with the Personal Data Protection Office as the National Personal Data Protection Director in the Personal Data Protection Office. The Personal Data Protection office is an independent office set up under National Information Technology Authority, Uganda (NITA-U) to be responsible for personal data protection in Uganda.
I am responsible for the management and operationalisation of the Personal Data Protection Office and are the national focal point for monitoring and assurance of matters related to the implementation of the Data Protection and Privacy Act, 2019.
I am a practising advocate with 26 years’ experience with the bulk of it being on policy and regulatory matters in the Public Sector. 11 years of this experience has been in the ICT sector where I have made tremendous contribution to regulation of the ICT sector.
Prior to this appointment, I worked as the Director, Regulation and Legal Services at the National Information Technology Authority, Uganda (NITA-U) where I led teams in the development of Laws (including the Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019) and Legal Instruments for regulation of the ICT sector with a focus on the development of Electronic Government in Uganda among other duties. I have also over the years provided excellent in house legal counsel services with a proactive approach to various organisations.
I have also worked with the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) for 10 years where I rose to the position of Deputy Corporation Secretary/Ag.Corporation Secretary, at Messrs Hunter and Greig Advocates as Legal Officer and Tropical Bank Limited as Head of Legal.
I hold a Master of Laws (University of London UK), Post graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management (Uganda Management Institute), Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Law Development Centre, Kampala) and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (Makerere University).
I am a GIAC Certified Professional: Law of Data Security and Investigations (GLEG), and an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Manager. I am an advocate and Commissioner for Oaths and a member of various professional associations. I am also a member of the AU Working Group on the Harmonisation of Data Protection/Data Localisation policy and regulation in Africa.
I am passionate about issues affecting youth and women and believe that through ICT, women can be empowered to develop and harness their talents to overcome the various challenges they face. Away from work, I offer legal consulting services, am a board member with companies in the private and NGO sector, a mentor with the Girls for Girls Program in Uganda, and a Rotarian.
I believe in service oriented leadership.
I am married and have children.