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In the last two decades, Kenya mobile communications and internet connectivity have rapidly increased. With these developments, the country has also developed a data economy. The data economy is the wealth and resources created from collection and processing of data. It is the cornerstone of the fourth industrial revolution which uses digital technologies to carry out processes, be they physical, digital, or biological. A key feature of the revolution is data-driven decision making, creation of new products, services and innovation.
This policy brief, developed by APC member KICTANet, examines the current state of data protection in Kenya and recommends the development a consolidated framework to provide for data protection principles.