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Catherine Kariuki Mulika

Associate, Telecommunications, Media & Technology

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 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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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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