Stella Alibateesa has been appointed the National Director of the Personal Data Protection Office, her primary strong point will be ensuring that personal data within the country is well protected.
“Among her duties, she will be responsible for the management and operationalisation of the Personal Data Protection Office and also be the national focal point for monitoring and assurance of matters related to implementation of the Data Protection and Privacy Act, 2019,” a statement from NITA-U said.
Alibateesa has been a practicing advocate for 25 years with a wealth of experience and knowledge in various areas, including in the legal and regulatory environment in the private and public sector, as well as data protection and privacy.
Prior to her appointment, Alibateesa worked as the director regulation and legal services at NITA-U where she led teams in developing laws and legal instruments for regulation of the Information and Computer Technology (ICT) sector, with a focus on deepening E-government in Uganda.
Previously, she worked with the National Social Security Fund for 10 years, where she progressively rose to the position of deputy corporation secretary/acting corporation secretary.
Besides a Bachelors degree in Law from Makerere University, Alibateesa also has a Masters degree in Law from the University of London, and a post graduate diploma in project planning and management.