The European Union General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR)

Hi bwana Kariuki,

The GDPR conversation has been going on on this list for a couple of
months. If you check the archives, you will even find a paper by
Juliet Wangui on how GDPR will affect African countries. I am also
happy to note that companies such as Kenya Airways and Elewana
collections have taken steps to comply with GDPR requirements such as
appointment of Data Protection officers and revision of their privacy
policies. I am sure there are many others that might have done so
without much fanfare.


On 5/28/18, John Kariuki via kictanet <> wrote:
> Last  Friday May 25,2018, The European Union General Data Protection
> Regulation(GDPR) came into effect heralding a new data and privacy
> protection regime which require large-scale privacy changes across
> organizations.There are new protocols for handling and storing private data
> and also sharing it with third parties. GDPR will not only impact Kenya IT
> industry but also all companies conducting business in Europe and handling
> private data of EU citizens. Even State agencies dealing with EU citizens
> and handling their personal data are not exempt.
> So why are listers so silent about this matter which  has the potential to
> profoundly affect not only  the sector but also the country in general?Who
> will help companies to be GDPR compliant by investing in solutions and
> services to help customers with GDPR compliance?Who will develop privacy
> policies,procedures and compliance programmes?Who will equip employees with
> skills to handle data privacy issues?
> John Kariuki