The Kenya Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) has reportedly been working diligently over the past two years. One of its mandates was to regulate the online lending platform, which was characterized by flagrant personal abuses. However, what is stopping it from reaching its full potential?
The Kenya Office of The Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) was instituted over two years ago. It was established under the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2019, which was signed by former Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta. The law was designed to protect the personal data of Kenyan citizens and residents. It sets out several requirements for organisations that collect, process, or store personal data, including obtaining consent from individuals before collecting their data, keeping the data secure, and only using the data for the purposes for which it was collected.
The ODPC began executing its functions in 2020, but did not collaborate with the media to clarify its mandate….