Your data shall be safe if the government sees into fruition – the making of laws aimed at protecting data.
According to the Ministry of Information, communication and technology stakeholders, the drafted policies consider that the world is moving to a digital era where technology shall play a vital role in every sector.
The stakeholders spoke in Mombasa during a digital forum that focuses on technology and innovation.
Maureen Mbaka, ICT Youth and Innovation Chief Administrative Secretary, emphasised the need to put laws that protect innovators even as people are more receptive to new technologies.
She was adamant about the need to see a set of rules that are more in line with the current technology trends with the ability to change just as innovation changes every day.
According to statistics from the ministry, at least 90 percent of all jobs globally are inclined to the digital component, thus the need to ensure that a majority of the population, if not all, are equipped with digital knowledge.
Data protection commissioner Immaculate Kassait highlighted the need to ensure young Kenyans are conversant with the laws on data protection while raising eyebrows at the many Kenyans who misuse data.
She emphasised the need to have institutions uphold data protection laws. Such institutions include supermarkets online shops, among others, that interact with the public personal data.