HR Professionals Guide to Data Protection

On 25th November 2019, Kenya enacted the Data Protection Act. If you are a Human Resource practitioner, you need to familiarise yourself with the requirements of this Act because it places a high compliance burden with regard to the handling of personal data. This article looks at ways in which the Data Protection Act will affect the HR function and how HR practitioners can prepare for compliance.

Best Practices: Online Privacy Policies

In a previous article, I discussed some of the reasons why a mobile app may need a privacy policy. The reasons set out there apply not only to mobile apps but also to all websites and online applications. This week, we consider some best practices for developing and deploying online privacy policies.

10 Key Words in the Data Protection Act

The Kenya Data Protection Act ("DPA")applies to all persons who handle personal data. For effective compliance, it is necessary to understand the Act's key terms. Outlined below, is my take on some of the key terms that may be relevant in your compliance journey. Data Protection Key Terms 1. Data Subject The DPA defines a data subject as any identified or identifiable natural person who is the subject of personal data. In other words, a data subject is any human being whose data is being collected, held or processed.  2. Personal Data Any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person i.e. a human...

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