Day 2- Policy and Regulatory Framework on Privacy and Data Protection

The foundation of the right to be forgotten is the right to privacy because
the right to privacy is the right of an individual to control the extent to
which personal information is disseminated to others. Therefore, it should
be within your right to privacy to remove your personal information from
the internet.

*Why do we need it?*
I am sure we have all heard of the saying that the Internet never forgets.
In my view we need the right to be forgotten because first of all human
beings are prone to make mistakes and sometimes it is not necessary that we
keep a record of all mistakes that were made. We have all posted a tweet
or a photo that on second thought we realize is not a good idea. The fact
that it may

There are people who have had their information disseminated without their
consent in the first place. Think of all those people who have become
Memes. Some have gone into depression and committed suicide.

The fact that we are aware that we cannot erase anything from the internet
has led some to self- sensor (I am personally guilty of this). It can be
argued that failure to provide the right to be forgotten needlessly
curtails our freedom of expression.

*Should it be absolute?*
I agree with Francis that the right should not be absolute. Limitations are
necessary for example under the GDPR personal data must be erased
immediately where the data is no longer needed for the original processing
purpose, or the data subject has withdrawn their consent and their is no
other legal ground for processing, the data subject has objected and there
are no overriding legitimate grounds for processing, or erasure is required
to fulfill a statutory obligation under the law.
The right to be forgotten should also be balanced with the right to
information.

On Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 7:22 AM kanini mutemi via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Thank you for the comments coming in so far.
>
> @Francis and @Michael *what is the foundation of the right to be
> forgotten? Why do we need it? Should it be absolute? Should it apply to all
> ‘unwanted’ information? *
>
> Let’s turn our attention to Clause 36 (right of rectification and
> erasure). The right to demand erasure extends to ‘irrelevant’ and
> ‘excessive’ information These parameters are not defined. *Can a convict
> demand that kenyalaw.org <kenyalaw.org> delete a case from its
> database? Should we be allowed to stop newspapers from running a story
> because of the ‘irrelevance’ or ‘lack of authorisation’? What are we trying
> to achieve with the right to be forgotten? Should politicians be allowed to
> re-invent themselves? *
>
> @Kiarie, thank you for bringing up the issue of consent. Under Clause 28
> we see general conditions for consent. Reading that, do you get a clear
> picture of what consent is? Clause 33 goes ahead to restrict the use of
> data for direct marketing- I imagine this is a welcome relief?
>
> @Michael I agree the definition of the rights is in the exceptions. In
> our next discussion we will look at the limitations to the rights of data
> subjects and whether the manner in which these rights have been limited
> conforms to the standards set in Article 24 of the Constitution.
>
> @WIlliam, I agree that the remedies should go beyond criminal sanctions. I
> like your proposal that the right to compensation should also be included
> in the rights- that’s ingenious. More on this on Day 5 when we consider
> penalties and remedies in detail.
>
> Let’s keep talking.
>
> On 23 Aug 2018, at 21:58, Francis Monyango via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
> My concern is that the policy talks about ‘the right to be forgotten’ but
> the bill doesn’t have a section on it. One can only delete misleading
> information which is rather too limiting. The legal standards we are trying
> to catch up with included the right to be forgotten in 2014 yet our draft
> law doesn’t have it in 2018. The right should be there…maybe with
> limitations. I don’t think limiting it to ‘false or misleading data’ is in
> good faith.
>
> On Thu, 23 Aug 2018 at 09:55, kanini mutemi via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> *Day 2- Rights of Data Subjects *
>>
>> Good morning Listers,
>>
>> Day 1 we commented on the principles of data protection mentioned in the
>> draft policy and bill. Today, we will look at the rights of data subjects.
>> For demonstration purpose, when you fill in your details at a mobile money
>> agent’s shop–
>> * You- data subject *
>> * The mobile money agent- data
>> processor *
>>
>> The data subject is the person to whom the data concerns.
>>
>> Here are the rights as listed in Clause 23 of the Bill. I have added
>> comments underneath to help us visualise what these rights would mean in
>> the future.
>>
>> *1. The right to be informed of the use to which the personal data is to
>> be put*
>> Eg. When we leave our details at the entrance to buildings, I expect that
>> they will explain what the data will be used for.
>>
>> *2. Right to access their personal data in custody of data controller*
>> Will we be able to demand from our mobile network operators to see our
>> account details and transactional history?
>>
>> *3. Object to the collection or processing of all or part of their
>> personal data*
>> Will we be able to opt out of the biometric ID registration proposed by
>> the Ministry of ICT here
>> <www.businessdailyafrica.com/economy/Biometric-IDs-listing-set-for-this-year-after-secret-tender/3946234-4694828-v50ngv/index.html>
>> ?
>>
>> *4. Correction and deletion of false or misleading data *
>> Are we ready for a right to be forgotten? Should it be absolute?
>>
>> What do we think of these Listers? Are there other rights that ought to
>> be included?
>>
>> 1.
>>
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>
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