Ideation I: Innovative use of data to address corruption and safeguard the future of work for the Youth

Ideation I: Innovative use of data to address corruption and safeguard the future of work for the  Youth

Data is the lifeblood of decision making and a necessary tool for accountability and transparency. It is the pre-requisite for any development in a democracy and in ensuring that no one is left behind. One of the benefits of data is that it opens up the government to the people. With open data, the government becomes more transparent and accountable, allows scrutiny by the public and also reduces opportunities for corruption and increases chances for detection. This, therefore, makes open data a critical ingredient in accountability interventions and also reduce the mismanagement and misallocation of resources. Corruption is a complex problem and it can societies and result in increased poverty, […]

The Data Protection Act, 2019

The Data Protection Act, 2019

The data protection bill of 2019 has officially been signed into a law. The Data Protection Act provides the legal framework for the protection of a person’s privacy in instances where personal information has been collected, stored, used or processed by another party. This makes Kenya, the second country in East Africa, after Rwanda to have a legislation dedicated to data protection following the path taken by the EU in enacting General Data Protection Regulation in May 2018. The New Data Protection Act establishes the office of the Data Commissioner who will oversee the implementation and enactment of this law and it sets out the requirements for the protection of […]