By Jackline Akello
The following post is the third of CIPIT’s analysis of the data protection principles provided for under section 25 of the Data Protection Bill. This post focuses on Section 25(e) which provides that personal data needs to be accurate, up to date and contains a right to rectify or erase inaccurate personal data.
As noted in our previous two posts, the Data Protection Bill, 2019,1 has been designed to give effect to the right to privacy provided under Article 31 (c) and (d) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, which states that – every person has a right to privacy which includes the right not to have information relating to their family or private affairs unnecessarily required or revealed or the privacy of their communication revealed. By using the word “includes”, the Constitution seems to allow a wide interpretation of the right, for example to cover all personal information.Continue reading