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Startups among entities to face tougher laws as Kenya moves to protect personal data

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  • Posted on 05th Aug, 2022 11:03 AM
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The registration kicked off after the data protection regulations, providing guidance to be adhered by data controllers and processors, came into effect.

Startups processing personal data in Kenya are among the entities required to register with the Office of the Data Commissioner (ODPC), as the East African country implements a law protecting the right to privacy of persons within its borders.

The registration, which has kicked off after the coming into effect of the data protection regulations, is mandatory for any company acting as a data controller — defined as a person or entity that determines the purpose and means of processing of personal data– or a processor, which is a company that may not necessarily collect or determine how data is used, but handles it on behalf of another firm.

The data controller or processor is required to reveal the kind of personal data they process, their target subjects, and the reasons for collecting and storing such data.

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