U.S. FTA Agreement

In a nutshell, with the agreement, there is bound to be challenges in
relation to data transfers. The Data Protection Act provides that transfers
should be to countries that have data laws similar to ours. The US does not
have concrete data protection laws. Will we use the trade agreement to with
away our data to a country that has no data protection laws?

Kind regards,

Mugambi Laibuta

On Wed, Sep 2, 2020, 08:29 Grace Githaiga <ggithaiga@hotmail.com> wrote:

> @Mugambi Laibuta <mlaibuta@gmail.com>
>
> Please give us some of the highlights…for the quick reader.
>
> Thanks.
>
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> *Sent:* 02 September 2020 8:23 AM
> *To:* ggithaiga@hotmail.com <ggithaiga@hotmail.com>
> *Cc:* Mugambi Laibuta <mlaibuta@gmail.com>
> *Subject:* Re: [kictanet] U.S. FTA Agreement
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> I wrote on the aspect of data transfers –
>
> Data Transfers and the Kenya-US Trade Talks:
>
>
> www.laibuta.com/data-protection/data-transfers-and-the-kenya-us-trade-talks/
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> Regards,
>
> Mugambi Laibuta
>
>
> On Wed, Sep 2, 2020, 08:20 Ali Hussein via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
> Dear Listers. The above refers.
>
> So the Kenya government has been negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with
> the U.S. Government. below is the high-level Vision for the #FTA
> <www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/?keywords=fta&highlightedUpdateUrns=urn%3Ali%3Aactivity%3A6706564288401686528>
> :-
>
> *To conclude an agreement with Kenya that can serve as a model for
> additional agreements in Africa, leading to a network of agreements that
> contribute to Africa’s regional integration objectives. In addition, the
> goal is to conclude an agreement that builds on the objectives of #AGOA
> <www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/?keywords=agoa&highlightedUpdateUrns=urn%3Ali%3Aactivity%3A6706564288401686528> and
> will serve as an enduring foundation to expand U.S -Africa trade and
> investment across the continent.*
>
> Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)
> <www.linkedin.com/company/kenya-private-sector-alliance-kepsa/> in
> its wisdom chose a number of companies to be in the consortium of the
> US-Kenya FTA negotiations/conversations.
>
> Now…Is it just me or don’t I understand International Trade? Someone,
> please explain to me why in that group of companies you have 9 American
> companies on the list? Including IBM
> <www.linkedin.com/company/ibm/>, The Coca-Cola Company
> <www.linkedin.com/company/the-coca-cola-company/>, and Citi
> <www.linkedin.com/company/citi/>.
>
> This is like scoring an own goal before starting the game! Or am I wrong?
> Please explain to me the rationale?
>
> Join the conversation.
> <www.linkedin.com/posts/alihkassim_kepsa-consortium-on-the-us-kenya-fta-activity-6706564288401686528-4zlk>
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> *Ali Hussein*
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