ATPS Participates in the National Conference on Privacy and Data Protection Law in Kenya
20 – 21 September 2010
As part of its ongoing implementation of the SETDEV project, a national conference on Privacy and Data Protection was held on 21 September 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya. This initiative was led by Prof. Joseph Canatacci from University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN), one of the eleven partners in the SETDEV consortium. This conference, with a remarkable co-incidence, tackled the theme of Privacy and Data Protection barely a month after the referendum and promulgation of a new constitution for Kenya which in sections 31 and 35 introduces radical new provisions on privacy and access to information.
Amongst other things, the conference looked at different options for laws which would act as enabling legislation for the new constitutional provisions. It also presented ground-breaking new research on the attitudes towards privacy in some of Kenya's indigenous peoples and will include a presentation by one of the EU's leading experts on the field of privacy and data protection. The conference was attended by 19 stakeholders from key institutions in Kenya including the Communications Commission of Kenya, Centre for Legal Information and Communication in Kenya (CLICK), Kenya ICT Network, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)-Kenya and the Ogiek Peoples Development Program. ATPS was represented at the meeting by Mr. Marsden Momanyi, the ATPS Acting Senior Communications and Outreach Officer.
Posted on Wednesday 6th April, 2011