KICTANet’s draft policy brief on data protection in Kenya

It often happens in Kenya, information systems are “replaced” in order to
get rid of incriminating data in legacy systems.

The “commissions” earned by awarding new tenders may encourage us to get
rid of working legacy systems + data therein.

We should emphasize data is not just text but includes, images, audio,
video (audio/visual recordings of criminal offenses have a way of being

We must require protection of data while it is being migrated to a new
system. Highly doubt a competent County CIO would accept the timeline

“The committee’s advice followed the Auditor Generals report on the 2015/16
financial year.

It wants the County to develop its own internal and foolproof automated
revenue collection system, within five months of adopting its

On Wed, May 9, 2018 at 7:38 PM, Grace Githaiga via kictanet <> wrote:

> Dear Listers
> Greetings.
> In the last two decades, Kenya mobile communications and internet
> connectivity have rapidly increased. With these developments, the country
> has also developed a data economy. The data economy is the wealth and
> resources created from collection and processing of data. It is the
> cornerstone of the fourth industrial revolution which uses digital
> technologies to carry out processes, be they physical, digital, or
> biological. A key feature of the revolution is data-driven decision making,
> creation of new products, services and innovation.
> A team of KICTANet listers have been working to produce a draft policy
> brief on Data Protection in Kenya which I attach. We would appreciate your
> comments on it as it is still being reviewed. We will be receiving comments
> in the next two weeks (until May 25, 2018).
> Thanks alot good people.
> Best regards
> Githaiga, Grace
> Co-Convenor
> Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet)
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