Privacy & Data Protection

Hi Listers, this may be interesting you: Kenyan government takes another
shot at infringing privacy and digital rights!

“On December 12, 2020, Kenya’s President, Kenyatta Uhuru, assented to
the Statute
Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2020
<naturaljustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/NJ_Comments-on-the-Statute-Law-Miscellaneous-Amendments-Bill_2020.pdf>
that
amends the country’s Official Secrets Act, 1968, among other laws.

The Bill states that Kenyans with mobile phones or other communication
devices will be required to provide emails, WhatsApp messages, SMS or any
other data which the government deems a threat to national security.

Those who refuse to provide the data upon demand run the risk of serving a
one-year jail term and/or paying a fine of Ksh1 million (~$9,000).”

This is the
link: techpoint.africa/2020/12/17/kenya-private-data/

Wathagi Ndungu

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