High Court Ruling on WhatsApp Contracts

Implications of the High Court Ruling on WhatsApp Contracts for Uganda’s Digital Marketing Sector

The High Court in Kampala, Uganda made a novel ruling that affirmed the legal validity of contracts executed through WhatsApp. Judge Patricia Kahigi Asiimwe of the Commercial Division ruled that under the Electronic Transactions Act, the definition of a data message is something that has to be stored by a computer.¬†And then went ahead and…