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Welcome to KICTANet,

The Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) is a multi-stakeholder platform for people and institutions interested and involved in ICT policy and regulation. The network aims to act as a catalyst for reform in the ICT sector in support of the national aim of ICT enabled growth and development.

23 Jul Posted by in kictanet | Comments

2nd Edition of Kenya School of Internet Governance: Thank you note

Dear Mbatha and Cate We appreciate your kind words. We too learnt alot from you and look forward to continued collaboration.  WarmlyGG. On Tuesday, 18-07-2017 at 13:13 Peter Mbatha via kictanet wrote: We say a big thank you to have found it good to involve the government – police(DCI). Keep up the good job and […]

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22 Jul Posted by in kictanet | Comments

kictanet Digest, Vol 122, Issue 93

A wonderful albeit frightening paper has been written by Kevin P. Donovan on our "afterthought" Data Privacy discussions from an Africa-wide SIM Registration initiative angle. Well worth the read to provide in-depth perception of the systemic scale of what this thread is doing kitchen-table level talk on. http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/4351/3820 Yasin On Sat, Jul 22, 2017 at […]

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22 Jul Posted by in kictanet | Comments

IEBC 2017 REGISTER OF VOTERS – data protection/privacy law

Spot on @Kieti. Problem now is that how do you ensure the ‘seriously concerned stakeholders’ do NOT abuse the data? Imagine your ID, tel-no, Date of Birth,  or even finger-print data hanging somewhere with a ‘concerned stakeholder’ with no framework/laws to guide on how the stakeholder should protect/store or transmit the data (***shivers***) Hapo ndio […]

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22 Jul Posted by in kictanet | Comments

IEBC 2017 REGISTER OF VOTERS – data protection/privacy law

Walu, Your observation on musking parts of the ID number removing the handled for certain types of audits is valid. My sense though is that what IEBC have released online is now sufficient to be called a register in compliance with the Elections act. It is now not mere statistics on  the register as we […]

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22 Jul Posted by in kictanet | Comments

IEBC 2017 REGISTER OF VOTERS – data protection/privacy law

@Mulwa, This is excellent step by IEBC – but only one level.  The individual users can indeed browse the register of the anonymized voters. It is however insufficient for those interested in deeper inspections/audits e.g wanting to check if the listed ID numbers are valid, duplicates or belong to dead people.  By anonymizing data, the […]

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22 Jul Posted by in kictanet | Comments

Is Safaricom sincere on innovation?

The commentary response to the article by Kiringai kamau articulates the needed paradigm shift in data. Safaricom etc are providing consumer services which we willingly subscribe to. Collection of data is incidental part of that service delivery process. Individuals own their data. Where are the famed developers to make a personal data repository app? One could […]

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