Kenya: Huduma Namba illegal, High Court declares

Published: 14/Oct/2021
Source: The Daily Nation (Nairobi)

The High Court has declared the Huduma Namba rollout illegal on grounds of conflicting with the Data Protection Act, 2019.

The ruling comes after Katiba Institute, a lobby group, sued the Interior Ministry, arguing that no safeguards had been given to assure Kenyans that their data will not be abused as the rollout lacked guarantees of theft or misuse of Kenyans personal information.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2021