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Lilian Kimeto
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On Tue, Oct 16, 2018, 09:17 Barrack Otieno via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Muraya,
>
> The onus is on the Kenyan ICT Community to ensure this data protection
> conversation does not become elitist. It may just stiffle innovation which
> is not what we want. We have thousands of mobile money agents who basically
> fall under SME’s, this are the guys who will be affected the most. That
> said, we have to start somewhere.
>
> Regards
>
> On Mon, 15 Oct 2018 22:17 S.M. Muraya via kictanet, <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> Engineer,
>>
>> Please forgive the innumerable links in this response.
>>
>> Foreign firms which cannot invest + trust in local talent have no
>> business being here. State officials who have sold out to foreign firms
>> have nothing to show at the NSE. Apart from Safaricom, which technology
>> firm has listed since 2008? If local/genuine IT firms were winning go.ke
>> contracts would they not have to list (IPO) to fund expansion?
>>
>> Why are Africans expected to be so mediocre so as not to require or
>> prioritize data localization?
>>
>> Factoring Kenya is part of a war zone, is data localization/latency
>> (especially for emergency services) negotiable?
>>
>>
>> www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001299117/police-alert-al-shabaab-planning-major-attack-along-kenya-somalia-border
>>
>> ntv.nation.co.ke/news/2720124-4804978-yxgoj6/index.html
>>
>> Terror’s highway: 115km highway rendered impassable by Al Shabaab
>> militants
>>
>>
>> www.crn.com.au/news/global-data-warehouse-snowflake-expands-reach-with-sydney-deployment-473217
>>
>> He added that Australia had become a major market for cloud providers,
>> citing Microsoft and Amazon Web Services’ local data centres, adding that
>> data sovereignty and latency are of top priority.
>>
>> “By providing an Australian deployment, Snowflake enables customers with
>> Australian data to keep that information close to home,” Muglia added.
>> “They now have more control over their data and how they comply with
>> Australian data protection regulations.”
>>
>> www.ukfast.co.uk/emergency-services.html
>>
>> Our data centres are approved as Police Assured Server Facilities (PASF)
>> with connectivity to the private networks used by all the emergency
>> services including HSCN, PSN, PSN for Policing and the Internet, from a
>> full data centre colocation move to trialling the latest technologies to
>> help plan and respond to emergencies.
>>
>> With services already being supplied to a number of forces including the
>> Met Police and the National Crime Agency (NCA) our credibility to deliver
>> the benefits of cloud services to the required standards is well
>> established.
>>
>>
>> www.ukfast.co.uk/press-releases/cabinet-office-renews-emergency-response-contract-with-ukfast.html
>>
>> Following an open tender competition through the Digital Marketplace, the
>> Cabinet Office has signed a renewed contract with UKFast’s public sector
>> department for the delivery of a private cloud platform for
>> ResilienceDirect, which supports effective response to incidents like
>> natural disasters, terror attacks and power outages.
>>
>> The secure platform delivers a suite of capabilities to prepare,
>> exercise, respond and recover, supporting a co-ordinated and efficient
>> response linking the national tier Government Departments COBR and the
>> local emergency services working collaboratively with local councils,
>> utility providers and many other sectors.
>>
>> The British hosting firm won the initial two-year contact in 2016 and the
>> extension gives the Cabinet Office access to UKFast’s industry leading
>> government hosting services and round-the-clock support for another year,
>> with the option of a further year’s extension.
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 6:23 PM John Kariuki via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Grace, listers.
>>> That approach will ultimately certainly fail because Data Protection is
>>> not just a local matter. It is an international matter whose underlying
>>> theme is privacy. The subject of privacy has been substantially ventilated
>>> by UN, EU and even AU. The legal basis is quite solid and is unlikely to be
>>> shaken by private interests. In any case, even if a weak law is passed, it
>>> will certainly fail the “Adequacy Test” and will quickly be amended.
>>>
>>> John Kariuki.
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>>>
>>> On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 12:59, Grace Githaiga via kictanet
>>> <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>> Major firms have opposed proposals to limit how they use personal data
>>> from millions of Kenyans, threatening the implementation of robust data
>>> protection laws.
>>>
>>> The companies, including multinationals want unfettered access to the
>>> data they have on their customers, some of which may have been collected
>>> without users’ knowledge.
>>> Read more at:
>>> www.standardmedia.co.ke/business/article/2001298938/companies-fight-to-retain-hold-on-customers-data
>>>
>>>
>>> Best regards
>>>
>>>
>>> Githaiga, Grace
>>>
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