U.S. FTA Agreement

Mugambi

I find it hard to believe that the U.S. has no Data Protection laws. Please
expound on this. I know for instance that California has a comprehensive
Privacy Act. Here is a link to that.

California Data Privacy Law.
<www.csoonline.com/article/3292578/california-consumer-privacy-act-what-you-need-to-know-to-be-compliant.html>

I guess you are referring to Federal law?

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On Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 8:32 AM Mugambi Laibuta via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> 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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>> *From:* kictanet >> hotmail.com@lists.kictanet.or.ke> on behalf of Mugambi Laibuta via
>> kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>
>> *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
>>
>> 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/
>>
>> 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>
>>
>> *Ali Hussein*
>>
>> Digital Transformation
>>
>>
>> Tel: +254 713 601113
>>
>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>>
>> Skype: abu-jomo
>>
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>> <ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim>
>>
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