Amendment, CA, ccTLD, CCTV, Communications Authority of Kenya, Cybersecurity, e-Government, Kenya Information and Communication Act, Kenya Information and Communications Act, KICA, Regulations, Service Providers
Late last year, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) published six Draft Kenya Information and Communications Regulations inviting stakeholders and members of the public to provide comments on these Regulations. One of these Regulations is the Kenya Information and Communications (Cyber-security) Regulations 2016 which are a new set of regulations developed following amendments to the Constitution in 2010 and the Kenya Information and Communications Act in 2013.
In an earlier blogpost here, CIPIT Director Isaac Rutenberg has already outlined some of the difficulties with a few of the proposed provisions in the draft Regulations that had been reported in the media. From the discussion of the draft below, one forms the general view that the Cybersecurity Regulations contain a number of technically impracticable provisions, unclear terms and contradictory obligations for service providers.