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Kenya enacted its Data Protection Act 2019 ("DPA") on 25th November 2019, thereby creating a wide-ranging set of new legal obligations for business organizations with respect to personal data which they collect from customers, employees and third-party suppliers and service providers in Kenya. The DPA provides a legal framework to the right to privacy, which is a fundamental right under Article 31 of the Constitution of Kenya.

The DPA is substantially modeled on the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), which is currently the leading global benchmark privacy legislation. Join us for this Forum where PwC will explain the DPA and its implications for business. A panel of experts will also discuss a range of practical issues designed to increase your understanding of the new law and what you can do to avoid being in breach.

Who should attend

  • Business owners & managers
  • Company Directors
  • Legal, Risk and Compliance managers
  • HR managers
  • Marketing and customer relationship managers
  • Technology and operations managers
  • Other interested persons

What you will learn

  • Your rights as a natural person with respect to the collection, use, access to, disclosure, storage and security of your personal information.
  • Your obligations under the DPA as business-owner/manager with respect to protection of the personal data of your customers, employees and other persons you deal with on a regular basis.
  • The risks of failing to comply with your obligations under the DPA.
  • The steps you can take to reduce the risk of non-compliance with the DPA.