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Janet Othero

Partner, Telecommunications, Media and Technology

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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CLIENT ALERT: The National Land Information Management System- An Overview

The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Physical Planning has since early 2019 been undertaking digitization of its records and operations with a view of enhancing delivery of services. The expected result of this ambitious process aimed at improving services and improving Kenya’s ranking in the World Bank Doing Business Report is the platform that will …

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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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Legal Issues to Consider When it Comes to Development of Digital Apps and Services

The African population is mostly young with this demographic seeking knowledge and economic empowerment to face today’s challenges. TripleOKLaw LLP has partnered with UNCTAD Youth Action Hubs Kenya chapter to demystify legal aspects of the SDGs and share in action-oriented conversations to empower the youth and marginalized communities.   Partner in Telecommunications, Media and Technology practice …

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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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Why Today’s CIO, CISO, Digital Manager and Head Of I.T Must Be Conversant with Data Protection Laws

Introduction The positions of CIO, CISO, Digital Manager and Head Of I.T now have to be conversant with data protection laws namely, the provisions of the Kenyan Data Protection Act, 2019 & The Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act; as well as common gaps in information security practices within the organization.   The fourth industrial revolution …

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LEGAL ALERT: Intellectual Property Bill 2020 Analysis

The Intellectual Property Bill, 2020 (the Bill) introduces simplified application processes and procedures relating to matters intellectual property in Kenya. This is done by proposing that all governing legislation are incorporated under one Act, guaranteeing cohesion and uniformity of reference. The main objective of the Bill is to: – a) Consolidate all laws relating to …

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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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