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Kenya to publish draft data protection bill in June

Tuesday 12 June 2018 | 13:38 CET | News
Kenya plans to publish a draft data protection law this month to establish safeguards for personal data held by mobile phone-based lenders, Reuters reported. ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru said the legislation would outline how data can be stored and shared and will take into account standards set by data protection regulators outside Kenya, including in the EU. He added that, based on government estimates, mobile phone-based financial businesses are lending more than KES 15 billion daily. 

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