Hustler Fund and the data protection implications

in terms of data privacy the government has legitimate right to access your
information since you require them to provide you with services

i am still not convinced a citizen can demand privacy from the government
since the basics of government is that citizens ceded private rights in
return for public good (Hobbes theory of government)

in terms of mpesa pin i doubt it leaves mpesa. GoK is just using an
existing platform (shared services concept we have been pushing) to deliver
a public good

On Thu, Dec 1, 2022, 10:20 tevin mwenda via KICTANet <> wrote:

> Dear listers,
> The Kenyan Government launched the much hyped hustler fund a digital
> lending platform. Credit will be accessible through various lending
> platforms such as M-PESA. Out of curiosity I can not help but wonder what
> are the data protection implications of the system. For example what data
> will be used as baseline to determine your credit worthiness. Is it data
> held by government, credit reference bureaus, the lending companies or we
> are starting from scratch ? Who will be the main data controller of the
> data collected is it government is it the companies. If it’s the government
> how much data will they have on Kenya and their credit worthiness and what
> are the implications of that. Who will store this data? Are their any data
> sharing agreements in place between the entities involved. What data
> subject rights have been provided and does the consumer understand them? It
> will be intresting to see how this develops and the discussion from a data
> protection perspective.
> —
> Kind Regards
> Tevin Mwenda Gitonga