Invitation to Twitter Spaces Discussion on “Data Rules Breakdown; What Happens When Organisations Don’t Comply?.

Dear Listers,

I hope this email finds you well. I would like to draw your attention to an
important event scheduled for this week.

On September 26, 2023, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner
(ODPC) issued three penalty notices to three Data Controllers for their
failure to comply with the Data Protection Commissioner’s regulations.
These cases underscore the significance of data protection and compliance
in today’s digital landscape.

Here’s a brief overview of the cases:

1. Mulla Pride Ltd, a digital credit provider operating KeCredit and
Faircash, was found to have used names and contact information obtained
from third parties to send threatening messages and make phone calls.

2. Roma School, situated in Uthiru, received a fine of Ksh 4.5 million for
posting pictures of minors without obtaining consent from their parents.

3. Casa Vera Lounge, a restaurant on Ngong Road in Nairobi, incurred a
penalty of Ksh 1.85 million from the Data Commissioner for posting a
reveler’s image on its social media pages without obtaining consent.

To delve deeper into these developments and explore the implications of
non-compliance with the Data Protection Act, *KICTANet *will host a *Twitter
Space* on *Thursday, September 28, 2023*, at *8 PM EAT*. Our distinguished
panel will include Mr. John Walubengo, a renowned data protection scholar,
lecturer, and writer, as well as Angela Minayo, a Program Officer at
KICTANet who specializes in gender and digital rights. The discussion will
be moderated by Meshack Masibo, a Project Manager for the Data Protector’s
Podcast at KICTANet, which is dedicated to disseminating knowledge on key
data protection issues in Kenya and beyond.

We invite you to join and participate in this important conversation. Your
insights and perspective will greatly enrich the discussion.

Twitter Space link:

Thank you for your attention, and we look forward to your participation.

Best regards,

Neema Masitsa, Communications personnel at KICTANet