Safaricom to hide identity of Lipa na M-Pesa users

This will be a great step towards Data Privacy

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On Mon, Jul 26, 2021, 10:40 SAMUEL O. via KICTANet <
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> very good for privacy
>
> On Mon, Jul 26, 2021 at 10:14 AM Kathy Mwai via KICTANet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
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>> That’s great development towards data privacy – can it take effect
>> already!
>>
>> On Mon, 26 Jul 2021 at 07:05, Victor Kapiyo via KICTANet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>>> Safaricom will introduce a feature blocking customer contact details
>>> when making payments through Lipa na M-Pesa to curb personal information
>>> being traded to advertisers or fraudsters.
>>>
>>> The telco will only display the first and last few digits of a phone
>>> number, blocking the middle and effectively hiding the contact of the
>>> customer.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> www.businessdailyafrica.com/bd/economy/safaricom-hide-identity-of-lipa-na-m-pesa-users-3486200
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