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Kenya Announces New GDPR-Style Legislation

 |  August 23, 2022

Around the world, data protection legislation sets the rules for how companies collect and process personal information.

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is often cited as a benchmark and model framework for data protection laws.

In Africa, very few countries have an advanced data privacy framework but one of the countries that is furthest ahead in the implementation of GDPR-style legislation is Kenya. Last month, the country imposed a requirement for startups that handle personal data to register with the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC).

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