Tuesday
November 12
2019

Kenya passes data protection law crucial for tech investments

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday approved a data protection law which complies with European Union legal standards as it looks to bolster investment in its information technology sector.

The East African nation has attracted foreign firms with innovations such as Safaricom’s M-Pesa mobile money services, but the lack of safeguards in handling personal data has held it back from its full potential, officials say.

“Kenya has joined the global community in terms of data protection standards,” Joe Mucheru, minister for information, technology and communication, told Reuters.

 

 

Source: Reuters (link opens in a new window)

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Technology
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big data, Safaricom, telecommuications