Concern

Privacy is becoming an increasingly complex area for website owners.
CalOPPA, and the upcoming European GDPR are real!

They appiy to any business that does one or both of the following:

Offers products or services to citizens of the EU (or residents of
California)
Collects personal information from citizens of the EU (or
residents of California)

Note: it doesn’t matter where your business is located.

This means that a Kenya-based business that simply collects email
addresses from EU citizens (or residents of California) will be
required to comply with the GDPR and CalOPPA.

So privacy policies must now include reference to these, unless your
website is geofenced to exclude these areas (and the privacy policy
would also then have to state that EU citizens and California
residents are not allowed to use the site).

IANAL, so I don’t know what the implication of non-compliance for a
Kenya business would be.

Cheers,
Tony

On 22/04/2018, Mwanah Cephas Okoth via kictanet
<kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
> Looks like a scam really.
> Note this in Privacy Policy–
>
>
>
> *Please take special notice of the California Online Privacy Protection Act
> (CalOPPA), which is frequently amended and now includes a disclosure
> requirement for “Do Not Track” signals. If you feel that we are not abiding
> by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at
> +254701758358] or via email at pthatiah@gmail.com <pthatiah@gmail.com>. *
> Where is the company based – is it Kenya or US or UK?
>
> On Sun, Apr 22, 2018 at 7:25 PM, Mildred Achoch via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> Dear Listers,
>>
>> I have been blocked by one Peter Cummings @CummingsThatiah for expressing
>> concern about beshte.com. Number 6 of the beshte.com Terms and conditions
>> says: “6.1 To be eligible for [an account] on our website under this
>> Section 6, you must [be resident or situated in the United Kingdom].” Yet
>> this individual posted a Tweet urging Kenyans to join beshte.com so as to
>> earn 100,000 just for using it. I also came across this:
>> www.kenyatalk.com/index.php?threads/beshte-com-is-a-scam.73494/
>>
>> Regards,
>> Mildred Achoch.
>>
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