It is not a rumour.
*David Indeje *
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On Wed, 14 Oct 2020 at 08:58, Barrack Otieno via kictanet <
> Goodmorning Keith,
> Many thanks for starting this timely conversation. Yesterday i came across
> rumours in the blogosphere regarding the appointment of the Data
> Commissioner. Clearly Data will play a key role in this decade in our
> Social and Economic Spheres. We are seeing a way of life \’working from
> home\’, \’Online learning\’, \’e-health\’, \’e-agriculture\’ which will all be
> dependent on data. While contemplating how to respond to this discussion i
> kept asking myself whether we have or there is a need for a common
> definition of Data across all stakeholder groups. This could be a starting
> point that will make life easier for the Data Commissioner and all
> Stakeholder groups as a whole. Once we have a Common understanding, it will
> be easy to define our roles and responsibilities and use cases. We will
> also be able to define our Capacity building needs.
> I will be back with more.
> On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 7:36 AM Keith Andere via kictanet <
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>> Dear Listers,
>> I trust you are all having a great week. As you are aware this year
>> Kenyaâ€™s 2020 IGF will be one of a kind as it will be our first ever virtual
>> KIGF. It will be taking place on 29th October and as part of the build up
>> to this major event, we shall be having moderated 3-day online discussions
>> on this yearâ€™s KIGF theme.
>> These discussions will allow us to not only learn some few things but
>> also designed to allow us to dig deeper into a range of topics and
>> ultimately apply those concepts on the Big Day!
>> This yearâ€™s first sub theme is Data. The Data track will provide for
>> discussions on the fundamental challenge of ensuring the benefits of the
>> data revolution to contribute to inclusive economic development while
>> protecting the rights of people. Under this topic there are also matters to
>> do with digital identity, data and jurisdiction, data driven emerging
>> technologies, data access, quality, innovation and competition. To this
>> end, I invite your contributions to the following questions:
>> 1. What are/should be the rights and responsibilities for
>> individuals in determining the use of their personal data? How to ensure
>> transparency and accountability in the gathering and handling of personal
>> 2. What societal and economic benefits are enabled by the
>> trustworthy use of data to develop data-driven emerging technologies?
>> 3. To what extent, if any, could the development of international
>> norms and principles facilitate common approaches and interoperability of
>> data protection frameworks, and also facilitate international trade and
>> 4. What is the impact of AI and other data-driven technologies in
>> the exercise of rights of most vulnerable groups? How to implement them to
>> further advance their inclusion and avoid further harm?
>> 5. How can we ensure equitable access to data for fostering
>> competition and innovation?
>> Karibuni Mjadala.
>> Keith Andere
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> sector in support of the national aim of ICT enabled growth and development.
> KICTANetiquette : Adhere to the same standards of acceptable behaviors
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