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Kenya to host pan African data protection conference

Kenya will host the Network of African Data Protection Authorities (NADPA) Annual General Meeting and Conference from 7th to 9th May 2024 in Nairobi.

Immaculate Kassait, Data Commissioner, Office of The Data Protection Commissioner told journalists in Nairobi that the forum is expected to be a significant gathering with over 700 participants.

“The event will seek to achieve several key objectives, including facilitating the exchange of knowledge and experiences among African data protection authorities to strengthen the implementation of robust data protection frameworks,” Kassait said.

According to the organizers, the NADPA-RAPDP AGM & Conference is an annual gathering of data protection authorities, sector decision-makers, businesses as well as investors and multinational executives operating around Africa and beyond.

The theme for the 2024 NADPA- RADPD conference is “Promoting regional data governance for Digital transformation, that seeks to provide the participants with a platform to network and exchange knowledge, gain new ideas and perspectives from peers on Africa’s digital transformation journey, data governance frameworks especially in emerging areas on regulation of personal data, cross border data transfer, and technological advancements such as AI block chain, IOT.

The Data Commissioner said that the country is working on frameworks to provide a roadmap for  AI regulation in Kenya especially in the areas of  data privacy and algorithmic transparency.

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