law to start listing of Kenyans’ DNA

This is a classical move that also was taken by USA after 911. What do we
expect next? Marshal law??

Terrorism is not a justification to take away our privacy rights and
collect data. What they will do with all that data, only God knows.

Best Regards,

Karanja Marigu,

‘Purpose fuels passion’

On Tue, 22 Jan 2019 at 09:10, Magdalene Kariuki via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Dear fellow listers,
>
> Happy New Year (albeit late).
>
> Thank you Grace for sharing this information.
>
> Just a few concerns about privacy of persons and the protection and use of
> information.
>
> While I appreciate and understand the need for Government to address
> issues relating to threats to security (assuming that this is where the
> need for such kind of information stems from), what kind of guarantees are
> there that ensure this information is not traded? What kind of data
> protection mechanisms are in place?
> or have these concerns already been raised and addressed in the new
> legislation?
>
> Regards,
>
> Magdalene
>
> On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 12:16 PM Grace Bomu via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> Full story here
>> www.businessdailyafrica.com/economy/Uhuru-backs-law-change/3946234-4943254-s1fi2b/index.html
>>
>> Il giorno lun 21 gen 2019 alle ore 14:51 Grace Bomu <nmutungu@gmail.com>
>> ha scritto:
>>
>>> Listers,
>>>
>>> The government is now free to collect data on Kenyans’ DNA and physical
>>> location of their homes including satellite details during registration of
>>> persons.
>>>
>>> This follows President Uhuru Kenyatta’s approval of amendments to the
>>> Registration of Persons Act that has included the two to the list of
>>> requirements needed at the national people’s registry.
>>>
>>> Adults applying for documents such as IDs will be required to provide
>>> additional information about their location, including land reference
>>> number, plot number or house number.
>>>
>>> The ministry is also seeking to introduce Global Positioning System
>>> (GPS) coordinates in the registration of persons, enabling the tracking of
>>> their location via satellite.
>>>
>>>
>>> More here
>>>
>>> —
>>> Grace Mutung’u
>>> Skype: gracebomu
>>> @Bomu
>>> PGP ID : 0x33A3450F
>>>
>>>
>>
>> —
>> Grace Mutung’u
>> Skype: gracebomu
>> @Bomu
>> PGP ID : 0x33A3450F
>>
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