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IGF Week Day 1 Discussion – Data Governance

Eric

Kenya is a pioneer in creating an Open Data Framework led by Dr. Bitange
Ndemo, Paul Kukubo, and their teams. In this case, I believe it is us in
the private sector that have failed to take advantage of this.

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On Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 2:19 PM Erick Mwangi via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Listers,
>
> I think creating an open data framework for public data and creating
> commercial incentives for private-sector data providers would be a welcome
> way foreward.
>
> E Njoroge Mwangi
> Technology| FINTECH | Big Data
>
> Cell +44 7539372742
> Skype: Erick.mwangi
>
>
> On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 5:53 AM Rosemary Koech-Kimwatu via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> Good morning listers,
>>
>> As we gear for this year’s Kenya Internet Governance Forum
>> the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) would like to welcome you to a
>> series of discussions derived from this year’s theme, One Kenya. One
>> Net. One Vision.
>>
>> This years’ first sub theme is Data Governance. Over the years players
>> in the internet governance space have gained an appreciation of the need to
>> be more vigilant in regards to the use of data are aware of their rights as
>> both data providers and consumers. We would appreciate your thoughts on
>> the following:-
>>
>> 1. What is your view on the fundamental challenge of ensuring the
>> benefits of the data revolution to contribute to inclusive economic
>> development while protecting the rights of people?
>>
>> 2. The global nature of the Internet and the transfer of digital
>> information across borders brings an international dimension to discussions
>> around data. The generation, collection, storage, transfer and processing
>> of data (including personally identifiable data) have enabled new social,
>> cultural, and economic opportunities than ever previously imagined. At the
>> same time, the massive collection, transfer and processing of data (in
>> particular through the application of algorithms/AI/machine learning) by
>> public as well as private entities pose challenges around privacy, freedom
>> of expression and the exercise of other human rights. Today in Kenya
>> there are two pieces of legislation on Data Protection in both houses of
>> parliament. What are your thoughts on our interactions with data in
>> light of the above mentioned dynamics?
>>
>> 3. Data and human rights are today intertwined, would you consider as the best
>> approaches to ensure the development of human-centric data governance
>> frameworks at national, regional and international levels. How can we
>> support and operationalize the exercise of human rights and the empowerment
>> of individuals in their digital identity in current uses and the
>> development of data-drivent technologies?
>>
>> 4. Kindly give consideration on how conditions needed to facilitate
>> data-driven innovation can be created, to ensure competition, and to foster
>> trust in the development of services and new technologies, including
>> through the use of inclusive data and the fulfillment of the UN’s 2030
>> Agenda for Sustainable Development.
>>
>> We look forward to hearing from you.
>>
>>
>> Rosemary Koech-Kimwatu
>> Advocate
>> Legal and Regulatory Specialist- Oxygene MCL
>> Tel: +254 718 181644
>>
>>
>>
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