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By Perpetua Mwangi
In 2013, when Snowden brought to the world’s attention how US government agencies had been accessing and analyzing personal information of both its nationals and foreigners, the international debate on right to privacy protected by Constitutions of most countries and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was ignited. Since then, numerous international and national forum, discussion, debates and polices have sought to address the right to privacy particularly in the digital space.
That same year, in December, the UNGA adopted resolution 68/167 affirming individual rights to privacy in the digital age and called upon states to respect and protect this right.
In this post, we consider the privacy concerns raised in a recent article in the New York Times titled ‘When a company is put for sale, in many cases, your personal Data is too’. This article brings to light an issue that ought to be of concern to Kenyan consumers who have given their information to a company that may later change ownership.