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 […]