Kabianga University ordered to to pay ex-UoN student Sh500,000 for using his image without his consent.

Dear Listers,

A court has ordered the University of Kabianga to pay a former University
of Nairobi student Sh500,000 for using his image in online marketing and
soliciting funds from a regional bank without his consent.

Sitting at the High Court in Kericho, Justice Asenath Ongeri declared that
the university violated fundamental rights to privacy and human dignity by
publishing an image of Mr Shimlon Mwangi Kuria without his express consent.

You can read some more here…

Are we in a privacy awakening? What is the importance of these decisions to
the right to privacy and do they reveal an awareness gap on privacy rights,
especially on the part of higher learning institutions? How do we boost
awareness among these institutions?