Recent developments in the ICT sector both locally and internationally have led to the recognition of Privacy as a fundamental human right, making protection of Personal Data a key pillar for human dignity. Further to this, in order to harness the benefits of the digital economy and mitigate the harms consequent to it, formulating a Data Protection framework is critical for Kenya.

The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology through Gazette Notice Number 4367 of 11th May 2018 constituted a Taskforce to develop the Policy and Regulatory Framework for Privacy and Data Protection in Kenya.

The proposed Policy and Bill will give effect to Article 31 of the Constitution of Kenya, by defining the requirements for the protection of Personal Data.

The Taskforce, in line with the Constitutional requirement to subject proposed Regulatory Framework for public consultation, hereby invites the public to give comments on the proposed Policy and Bill on or before 19th September 2018.

Comments may be submitted through the following email addresses or or through the addresses below:

Mr. Jerome Ochieng                                                                                   Chairman

Principal Secretary, ICT & Innovation                                                           Taskforce on Development of the Policy and

Ministry of Information, Technology and Communication,       OR         Regulatory Framework for Privacy and Data

Teleposta Towers                                                                                                Protection in Kenya

P.O Box 30025,                                                                                                   Communication Authority of Kenya

Nairobi                                                                                                                  P.O Box 14448  00800


Click the links below to view / download the documents (The document is in .pdf format)

  1. Privacy and Data Protection Policy 2018 – Kenya
  2. The Data Protection Bill  2018 – Kenya

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