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DWIGHT BIGALA

Dwight is a lawyer by profession who specialises in Cyber Law / ICT legal practice and computer forensics. He has over 6 year’s experience providing consulting services in IT governance and regulatory compliance in the public sector and the Financial Services Sector (FSS) including projects commissioned by Bank of Uganda. In this respect, he has been instrumental in the development of the national and regional legal and policy infrastructure pertaining to e-commerce and e-security. He was key in the development and formulation of the cyber laws in Uganda i.e. the Computer Misuse Act 2011, the Electronic Transactions Act 2011 and the Electronic Signatures Act 2011 through his work with the ICT Committee of Parliament between 2009 – 2010. He was also key in harmonizing the cyber laws within the member states in EAC while working as the local ICT Legal Expert for the EAC Task Force on harmonizing the Cyber Laws with the EAC member states, meeting under auspices of the EAC Regional e-Government Framework implementation and the Canadian e-Policy Centre (2006) At an institutional level, he has been recently engaged as a lead consultant with the Local Government Finance Commission (LGFC) and also local commercial banks, – under capacity building program with the Uganda Institute of Banking & Financial Services (UIBFS), – to review their policies / operations to comply with the cyber laws. Page 2 of 7

Dwight is regularly engaged by the law enforcement arm of government (Uganda Police Force & the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions) on best practices regarding the investigation and prosecution of cyber related / high-tech crimes. In addition, he is a key cyber legal expert trainer and regular features in these specialized capacity building efforts for members of the Justice Law & Order Sector in Uganda, the Judicial Studies Institute, Uganda Institute of Banking & Financial Services, Institute of Public Certified Accountants – Uganda Chapter, Office of the Auditor General, Inspectorate of Government (IGG), Individual Commercial banks etc. His trainings cover: IT governance and regulatory compliance, cyber laws, risk management in banking operations, electronic and general fraud, computer forensics (IT & Legal Forensics), cyber security, e-commerce and e-signatures, etc.

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