Don't allow personal data use to become hot potato for firms
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Nairobi, Sept. 13 -- Data is now a vital asset driving growth and innovation for organisations. Recent events, such as the actions of Worldcoin in Kenya have, however, brought to the fore risks associated with data harvesting.
Protecting personal privacy is now an urgent responsibility, with key stakeholders playing distinct yet interconnected roles.
On August 25, 2023, Kenya's High Court barred Worldcoin and its associates from processing biometric data. The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) had filed a petition against Worldcoin, alleging violations of Kenya's data protection laws.
The court also ordered the supervised destruction of all information held by Worldcoin and revoked its data controller licence.
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