The Cabinet on Thursday approved a raft of key policy measures, ranging from access to information policy and privacy and data protection to the development of special economic zones. The meeting was chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi.
Privacy and Data Protection Policy
The enactment of legislation on protection of personal information is meant to ensure that our privacy and data protection policy and law are consistent with the Constitution, and the international conventions and instruments to which Kenya is a signatory.
The Constitution provides for the right of every citizen to privacy, which includes the right not to have their person, home or property searched without due process; their possessions seized, information relating to their family or private affairs unnecessarily required or revealed, or the privacy of their information infringed.
Read more on Standard Digital. Hopefully, an international law firm will have a more detailed write-up on the new privacy provisions. If/when I find one, I’ll post it in a separate entry.