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Catherine Kariuki Mulika

Deputy Managing Partner and Head of Telecommunications, Media and Technology

Public Participation on the Draft Alternative Dispute Resolution Framework for the Office of the Data Commissioner

On the 22nd of March 2022, the office of the Kenyan Data Commissioner issued the Draft Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) Framework which was subjected to public participation before its adoption. Section 9(1)(c) of the Data Protection Act, 2019 allows for settlement of disputes arising from the Act by way of facilitation, conciliation, mediation and negotiation. …

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Salient Changes and Licencing Formalities under the DCP Regulations

The Central Bank of Kenya (“CBK”) on 21st March 2022 announced the publication of the Central Bank of Kenya (Digital Credit Providers) Regulations, 2022 (“the Regulations”) in the Kenya Gazette by way of Legal Notice No. 46 of 18th March, 2022. The gazettement follows CBK’s invitation for comments from the public on the draft Regulations …

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Effects of the Central Bank of Kenya (Amendment) Act, 2021 on Digital Credit/Lenders Businesses

On 7th December 2021, Parliament enacted The Central Bank of Kenya (Amendment) Act of 2021 effectively providing the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) with the powers to license and oversight the previously unregulated digital credit providers. This was a timely regulation as the uptake of digital loans in Kenya has been on a steady rise …

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Legal Alert: Huduma Namba Initiative, Judicial Review Application No. E1138 OF 2020

The roll-out and implementation of the Huduma Namba in Kenya was brought to a grinding halt in a recent decision by the High Court. The High court declared the Huduma Namba initiative illegal on the grounds that the process was not in adherence to the Data Protection Act 2019 (‘the Act’). An overview of the …

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TripleOKLaw LLP ranked in top 50 african law firms list

TripleOKLaw LLP in Africa Top 50: Top African Law Firms List

Law.com International in partnership with Africa Legal released the second edition of the Africa Top 50, an annual ranking of the top African law firms with TripleOKLaw featured in the list. The list celebrates the biggest legal organisations operating in the African region by lawyer count, locations and strategic plan. TripleOKLaw’s presence on the list …

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Privacy Regulation On The Internet Of Things (IoT)

Internet of Things is generally understood as the connection of electronic objects and devices to the internet.  For businesses to enjoy lower operating costs, improved communication and efficiency, increased productivity through prompt decisions that guarantee, better customer experiences then processing and analyzing customer data is key to achieving such a strategy. Subsequently, IoTs have proved …

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Implementing The Data Protection Act 2019: TripleOKLaw LLP and Deloitte Host Webinar on 19th August 2021

The adaptation of the Data Protection Act of 2019 is a key factor in the progress of the data revolution that has put data front and centre of every organisation’s digital transformation. The wave of data protection policies around the world has gained momentum with increasing cases of courts applying data protection and privacy rules. …

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The Above Standard Issue 8 the new face of dispute resolution

The Above Standard Newsletter Issue 8: Sell Your Suitcase, Buy A Webcam

In the summer of 2015, John T. Chambers, former CEO of Cisco Inc., (largely credited for the technology company’s growth from a mid-size company with revenues of $70m to a technology behemoth with a run-rate of approximately $40 billion) stated that with the advent of cloud technologies, machine learning and other digital technologies, only 40% …

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LEGAL ALERT: Digital Service Tax Under The Kenya Budget 2021

On 10th June 2021, The National Treasury & Planning Cabinet Secretary Hon. Amb. Ukur Yattani presented the budget for the  2021/2022 financial year amidst the country’s efforts to navigate the challenges associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic.   Notably, the budget set out measures on the Digital Service Tax regime which was introduced through the Income Tax …

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TripleOKLaw Comments on the Data Protection General Regulations

TripleOKLaw Comments On The Draft Data Protection General, Regulations 2021

In April 2021, the office of the Kenyan Data Commissioner issued draft guidelines which were subjected to public participation before their adoption. These are:  The Data Protection(Compliance & Enforcement) regulation, 2021;  Data Protection (Registration of Data Controllers & Data Processors) Regulations, 2021; and   The Data Protection (General) Regulations, 2021.  Our firm was one of the …

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