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Joyanne Njau

Associate, Telecommunications, Media and Technology

LEGAL ALERT: Fully Effective – The Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act, 2018

The High Court of Kenya sitting in Nairobi dismissed an application to suspend 26 sections of the Computer Misuse and Cybercrime act, 2018. The High Court Judge James Makau dismissed a case filed by the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) that challenged the constitutionality of the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act (the Act). The Act …

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CLIENT ALERT – An Analysis Of The Huduma Bill.

GENERAL APPLICABILITY OF THE ACT. In the memorandum of reasons and objects, the Cabinet Secretary states that Part V adopts international best principles of data protection including those provided under the GDPR. However, it is our opinion that the Bill hardly reflects these principles. There is no goodwill expressed in the Bill to adhere to …

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CLIENT ALERT: An Analysis Of The Kenya Data Protection Bill

Article 31 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 provides for the Right to Privacy. The Draft Data Protection Bill is aimed at realizing this right. This Bill is herein discussed in detail.   Area of Concern Recommendation by TripleOKLaw LLP 1.    Definition of ‘personal data’ Personal data has been defined as any information relating …

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CLIENT ALERT: What The New Data Protection Act In Kenya Means For Your Business

The Data Protection Act No. 24 of2019 (the Act or DPA hereinafter) which was enacted on 8th November 2019 has a commencement date of 25th November 2019. Its preamble states that it is meant to give effect to Article 31 (c) and (d) of the Constitution. These provisions guarantee that every person has the right …

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CLIENT ALERT: A Case For Block Chain Evidence In Kenya

Blockchains are an example of distributed ledger technology (DLT) which is an authoritative system of record where everyone who subscribes to it gets a permanent record of every transaction. Ideally, Blockchain does away with intermediaries. No alteration can be done on data once locked in a blockchain. Credibility of evidence given is critical in any …

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