U.S. FTA Agreement

Asante Mugambi.

*Ali Hussein*

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On Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 8:48 AM Mugambi Laibuta <mlaibuta@gmail.com> wrote:

> California law does not apply to all states. Also have a look at the
> article I shared
>
> Data Transfers and the Kenya-US Trade Talks
> www.laibuta.com/data-protection/data-transfers-and-the-kenya-us-trade-talks/
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Mugambi Laibuta
>
>
> On Wed, Sep 2, 2020, 08:46 Ali Hussein <ali@hussein.me.ke> wrote:
>
>> 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?
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> *Ali Hussein*
>>
>> Digital Transformation
>>
>>
>> Tel: +254 713 601113
>>
>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>>
>> Skype: abu-jomo
>>
>> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
>> <ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Any information of a personal nature expressed in this email are purely
>> mine and do not necessarily reflect the official positions of the
>> organizations that I work with.
>>
>>
>> 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.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ———————————————————————————-
>>>>
>>>> *Grace Githaiga*
>>>>
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>>>>
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>>>> see, that’s what our democracy demands. It needs you!—-Barrack Obama.*
>>>>
>>>> ——————————
>>>> *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
>>>>
>>>> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
>>>> <ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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