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

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?

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