Request for Feedback: 5-Year Reflections on Kenya’s Data Protection Act.

Thank youbMildred for the contributions. This is well received.

On Fri, 3 May 2024 at 00:04, Mildred Achoch via KICTANet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Dear Benson,
>
> Thank you for the information. Perhaps hybrid solutions can be explored.
> Language data held by the government could be considered a public good.
> Language data produced by private sector, for example local radios, TV
> stations and online content creators, could bring additional revenue for
> the owners of the data. If compensation is embedded in the new models, then
> this could even encourage more creation of local language content. There is
> a great need for inter-ministerial collaboration.
>
> Regards,
> Mildred Achoch.
>
> On Friday, May 3, 2024, Benson Muite via KICTANet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> On 02/05/2024 13.24, Mildred Achoch via KICTANet wrote:
>> > Thank you for this opportunity to contribute. Regarding the AI aspect,
>> > there should be some policies regarding the use of data that will train
>> > AI. For example, in the case of local languages, which data will be
>> > used? If data by local language content creators is used, will they be
>> > compensated?
>>
>> Many African languages are poorly resourced, some are also endangered.
>> Language data should be considered a public good as it can enable use of
>> AI in many settings. It does also enable easier surveillance of people
>> that use that language. There does not seem to be a government policy
>> for local languages – even materials for school curricular such as
>> standard texts and dictionaries are few. Use of local languages at
>> county level is probably the easiest place to start as there would be a
>> sufficient concentration of active language users. Languages do divide,
>> but they also enable diversity in culture and approaches to problem
>> solving. While the ODPC has a role to play, probably the main
>> governmental actor is the Ministry of Sports, Culture and National
>> Heritage. The greatest widespread use of local languages is on radio.
>>
>> >
>> > Regards,
>> > Mildred.
>> >
>> > On Thursday, May 2, 2024, Barrack Otieno via KICTANet
>> > <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke <mailto:kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> > 4. With respect to Technology, AI can help especially using local
>> > languages to create more awareness (pin yako siri yako kind of
>> > approach).
>> >
>> > Thank you
>> >
>> > On Thu, May 2, 2024 at 8:17 AM Linda Wairure via KICTANet
>> > <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke
>> > <mailto:kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>> wrote:
>> >
>> > *Day 4: **_Data Subject Rights, Emerging Issues and Best
>> > Practices._*
>> >
>> > *Dear Listers,*
>> >
>> > Thank you for providing your expert insights and feedback
>> > regarding the suggested alterations and recommendations
>> > concerning the legal framework for data protection. Please
>> > review the attached document to confirm that all of your
>> > perspectives of prior discussions have been incorporated. Your
>> > contribution is greatly appreciated.
>> >
>> > Day 4 of our discussion will center on *data subject rights,
>> > emerging issues *and *best practices*. We invite you to share
>> > your insights and reflections on the following questions:
>> >
>> > 1. *Have you experienced any changes in the way
>> > state/non-state organizations handle your personal data since
>> > the implementation of the Data Protection Act, 2019?*
>> >
>> > 2. * What are some international best practices or
>> > benchmarks in data protection regulation and enforcement that
>> > the ODPC should consider emulating?*
>> >
>> > 3. * What recent technological advancement or practice
>> > do you believe presents the greatest data protection and privacy
>> > opportunity in Kenya?*
>> >
>> > Your expertise and input are essential in this endeavor, and we
>> > value your contribution to this vital conversation.
>> >
>> > Please feel free to respond directly to this email with your
>> > insights. Alternatively, you can reach out to Linda Gichohi
>> > (lgichohi@kictanet.or.ke <mailto:lgichohi@kictanet.or.ke> ) if
>> > you have any questions or additional comments.
>> >
>> > Thank you for your time and consideration.
>> >
>> > We look forward to your participation.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Kind regards,
>> >
>> > Linda Gichohi.
>> >
>> > *Kenya ICT Action Network.*
>> >
>> >
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