Users allowed to sue Safaricom over clients bank details access

The High Court has allowed millions of Safaricom subscribers to join a
class action suit against the telecoms operator over a clause in the SIM
card registration rules that allows the firm to collect bank details of
mobile phone users. Clause 3.2.1 in the data privacy statement, which
subscribers filled as part of the re-registration process, states that the
telecoms operator can “collect and store information including credit or
debit card information, information on bank account numbers, Swift codes or
other banking information”.

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Looks like we are going to see a lot of privacy related litigation in the
coming years.

*Victor Kapiyo*
Partner | *Lawmark Partners LLP*
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