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The Key focus areas of Kenya’s Data Protection Act (DPA) are
APPOINTING OR OUTSOURCING A DATA PROTECTION OFFICER (DPO)
Organisations will need to appoint a Data Protection Officer or outsource DPO services in order to meet compliance. Learn about our outsourced DPO service HERE
MONITORING & EVALUATION
organisations must monitor and improve the processes and procedures for continued data protection compliance. Learn about our Data Privacy Manager software by sending an enquiry.
individuals have a right to access, correct, export, and object to the processing of their personal data or request to be forgotten by the entity holding their data
DATA INVENTORY & IMPACT ASSESSMENT
organisations should outline what types of data they collect, process and store, and the people who have access to it.
CONTROLS & NOTIFICATIONS
organisations must ensure consent to data collection and processing and must notify affected individuals of data breaches within 72 hours of the breach.
organisations must provide transparent and easily accessible policies regarding data collection, processing, data retention and deletion
What is the Kenya’s
Data Protection Act, 2019?
In early 2022 Kenya’s new data protection regulations in line with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) were enacted, governing what businesses inside and outside the country can do with information about Kenyan citizens. The law is far-reaching and will have a significant impact on how many companies process data. It represents a major step forward for people’s online privacy in the country. Download the Official Data Protection Act Kenya Gazette Supplement below:DPA-2019