Kenyans can exclude data from Huduma Namba in new policy

Published: 19/Feb/2020
Source: The Standard (Nairobi)

Kenyans who opt to have their personal data excluded from the National Information Integrated System (NIIMS) and the Huduma Namba registration will have to write to the government giving reasons why they object.

New regulations published by the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology further say the government will have to seek consent from the public before collecting personal data.

“A civil registration entity shall seek consent from a data subject for processing of personal data at the time the personal data is collected,” says the Data Protection Civil Registration Regulations, 2020 released yesterday.

Kenyans who object to having their data processed will fill a request form restricting or objecting to the processing of their information.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2020