Forensic Crimes, Cybercrimes & Electronic Evidence and Data Protection Workshop, Kampala, Uganda

As the global cybercrimes incidences increase in number and severity, application of forensic science and electronic evidence to aid in the recovery and investigation of the material on digital media and networks continues to gain popularity among law enforcement agencies.
AGA-Africa Programme in collaboration with the KTA Advocates held a two-day workshop on Forensic Evidence, Electronic Evidence, Cybercrime and Data Protection during the KTA Advocates Annual Symposium themed” Innovation and the Internet of Things” on 24th and 25th October in Kampala, Uganda.

The workshop brought together both lawyers and non-lawyers involved in the administration of justice and was aimed at building capacity of members of the legal profession, law enforcement and judicial officers in Uganda to handle emerging issues in the investigation and prosecution of cybercrimes.

The training provided a unique opportunity for researchers, policymakers and development practitioners from Uganda and other parts of Africa, to explore Uganda’s existing knowledge generation approaches and frameworks, the efficacy of its knowledge and innovation institutions in developing needed skills, technology and innovation capacities.

Justice Percy Tuhaise, Justice of the Uganda Court of Appeal graced the two-day training noting that legislation alone is not enough to combat cybercrimes. Such trainings are essential to sensitize the society about these crimes.

The workshop was led by seasoned practitioners, with years of experience in their subject matter areas including Jessica Schutzman, Bureau Chief, Financial Crimes Unit, New York State, Alona Katz, Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney’s Office, George Njoroge, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of East African Data Handlers, Lawrence Dinga, Information Security and Digital Forensics Consultant and Jimmy Haguma, cybercrime officer, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC).