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Eldrid Jordaan, founder, and CEO of South African citizen engagement platform, GovChat, has asked the Competition Tribunal to stop Facebook from de-platforming his company's access to the WhatsApp Business API.
Kenya's National Intelligence Services has proposed changes to the Narcotics, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Control) Bill that will require landlords to keep a tenants registry. It is said this is to fight illegal drug trading in Kenya but the changes raise several privacy concerns.
In many countries, there are limited legal options for a government that wants to access private information stored on devices such as mobile phones. This could change in Kenya.
The aim of the conference is also to engage with the solutions available to various professionals in ensuring that the cyber-related activities and existence of their organizations fall within the ambit of protection of laws and legal instruments.
Many countries around the world have launched digital contact tracing apps. Research models have found that the more people use these apps, the more transmission of the disease can be reduced and the more scope there is to ease quarantine measures.