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Joyanne Njau

Associate, Telecommunications, Media and Technology

LEGAL ALERT: Kenyan Data Commissioner Issues New Draft Data Protection (General) Regulations, 2021

The Kenya Data Protection Act, 2019 has been in force for over one year.  Our in-depth analysis of what the provisions of the Act, 2019 mean for your business can be found here. The first Data Commissioner was appointed in November 2020.  After her appointment, she commenced the formalities of setting up the office and …

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LEGAL INSIGHT: Cookies and Privacy; The Perfect Recipe

Use of cookies and privacy pop-ups and banners is not new in the digital world. In Europe, the ePrivacy Directive (EPD) was passed in 2002 and amended in 2009, known as the “cookie law” whose most notable effect was the proliferation of cookie consent pop-ups after it was passed.  With the subsequent enactment of EUGDPR …

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Disclosure of beneficial ownership information

CLIENT ALERT: Data Protection And Privacy In Disclosure Of Beneficial Ownership Information Under The Companies Act, 2015

On 13th October 2020, the Registrar of Companies operationalised the Beneficial Ownership E-Register pursuant to Section 93A of the Companies Act (hereinafter ‘the Act’) and the Companies (Beneficial Ownership Information) Regulations (hereinafter ‘the Regulations’). These regulations require that legal entities keep a Beneficial Ownership register and submit a copy to the Registrar of Companies (hereinafter …

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Legal Issues Around Disruptive Agricultural Technology(Ag-tech) In Kenya

The agricultural sector has, for a long time remained relatively untouched by disruptive modern technology. However, thanks to the demands of the fourth industrial revolution and disruptive technologies in other sectors in the Kenyan economy, the agricultural sector has now embraced digital technologies to harness associated benefits like improving quality and quantity of food production …

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The Above Standard Issue 7: The Future of Law in Revolutionising the Global Economy

The evolution of law and society is often portended by a time of catastrophe, uncertainty and disillusionment. With most economic sectors grappling with the reality of the coronavirus, firm executives are faced with a burdensome reality, they must evolve their businesses or die.The legal profession is no different, and its hesitation to innovate proactively is …

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Kenya appoints first data commissioner

CLIENT ALERT: Appointment of the First Data Commissioner in Kenya

Kenya has appointed its first Data commissioner. Mrs Immaculate Kassait was sworn in by the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary on the 16th November 2020.  This is a welcome appointment almost a year after the Data Protection Act came into force on 25th November 2019. She will serve a single term of six (6) years …

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UNCTAD 15 Youth Talks: Leveraging the Digital Economy to Create Decent Work

Continuing with our partnership with UNCTAD15 Youth Talks, Associates Joyanne Njau and Boru Jattani close the year by sharing the crucial legal aspects to be considered by the youth when using the digital economy to create work. Catch up with the series and earlier editions on the Red Cross Kenya Youth Facebook page. Leveraging the …

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LEGAL ALERT: Public Participation on the Income Tax (Digital Service Tax) Regulations, 2020

The proposed Income Tax (digital service tax) regulations have been a source of heavy conversation by consumers in all corners of the internet, more so in Kenya. With restricted movement, the businesses have adapted to the benefits of technology and with it comes regulatory adaptation as well. Our Telecommunications, Media and Technology team with Partner …

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CLIENT ALERT: Ethical Issues on Health Technologies in the Wake of the Data Protection Act

Legal Background The Data Protection Act 2019 (the Act) commenced on 25th November 2019 to regulate the processing of personal data. Amongst the Act’s key definitions is health data-which is defined as data related to the state of physical or mental health of the data subject and includes records regarding the past, present or future …

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CLIENT ALERT: The Kenyan Government, Surveillance, Residents and Challenges for the New Workplace after COVID-19

Data currently plays a central role in the management of COVID-19 in Kenya. In this in-depth write-up, our TMT team Catherine Kariuki, Janet Othero, Joyanne Wanjiru, Sherry Bor and Amrit Labhuram assess the implications of government processing personal information in contact tracing and tracking efforts. Further, what are the data protection and privacy considerations to …

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