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Data Protection Act Training in Kenya

The Data Protection Act, No. 24 of 2019, came into effect on 25th November 2019. The
Act is meant to give effect to Article 31(c) and (d) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on the right to privacy.

Training Overview

In addition to establishing the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, the Act makes provision for the regulation of the processing of personal data. It provides for the rights of data subjects and obligations of data controllers and processors. The Act creates rights and obligations which must be understood, not only by data processors or controllers, but also by individuals and organizations. Further, they must be well equipped with the relevant data protection knowledge in order to implement and manage an effective data protection compliance framework.

Training Goals

  • Comply with Article 31 (c) and (d) of the Kenya Constitution and demonstrate that you’re continuously training staff on their responsibilities.
  • Educate teams on the roles, principles, and processes under the Act.
  • Use this e-learning training as part of your induction program to raise awareness and strengthen staff understanding of the Data Protection Act.
  • Encourage a culture of data protection throughout your organization and ensure everyone receives the same level of training.
  • Test learner knowledge to demonstrate compliance for auditing purposes.

Training Objectives

Cognizant of the impact that the Act has on organizations, government, including state corporations and businesses, OCL Learning has rolled out this training to create awareness of the data protection law, including the principles that have to be adhered to in order to keep data accurate, safe, secure and lawful, and to provide a deeper practical understanding on how to comply with the new regulatory regime on data protection.

  • Among the topics to be covered are;
  • An overview of the regulatory framework on data protection;
  • The roles and responsibilities of different players in the data protection regime,
    including data controllers, data processors and data protection officers;
  • Global developments in data protection – the case for Global Data Protection Regulations (GDPR);
  • Implementing and managing a data protection compliance framework.

   Target For the Training

  1. Individual
  2. Corporate/Group Training

  Training Modules

  1. Introduction to the Data Protection Act (2019) and initiation of Data Protection Act Compliance
  2. Plan the implementation of Data Protection Act (DPA)
  3. Deploying the Data Protection Act (DPA)
  4. Monitoring and continuous improvement of Data Protection Act (DPA) compliance
  5. The Key Elements of the Data Protection Act
  6. Data Protection Rights & Breach
  7. DPA Impact to Organizations (Data, Systems, Legal, Processes)
  8. Setting up the Data Protection Act Monitoring Template
  9. Finding Common Ground – Your Current & Future Case

Data Security: Protecting Confidential Information

In today's digital age, data loss and theft have become a major concern for businesses and individuals alike. Cybercriminals are constantly targeting sensitive information to monetize from valuable data. To avoid data loss, every organization and individual should implement essential measures for data security.

Data security is the practice of safeguarding confidential business or personal information, including financial, medical, or personally identifiable data, from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, or destruction. The data may be in various formats like emails, documents, databases, or cloud storage.

Here are some essential measures that should be implemented for data security:

  1. Password Management: Password hygiene must be maintained with sufficiently complex passwords, frequent revisions, and different passwords for various accounts. Use a password manager for encrypted passwords that will make it impossible to crack even if breached by cyber criminals.

  2. Encryption: Encryption transforms readable data into coded formats that will only be decrypted with correct information. Various encryption methods are applied, such as block cipher, stream cipher, and RSA algorithm, and are a necessary activity for data security.

  3. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): MFA verifies users’ login identity by incorporating another authentication step besides passwords. This prevents unauthorized access and ensures data safeguards.

  4. Access Controls: Data access should only be permitted to authorized personnel and services. The access, edit, or deletion rights should be determined based on job responsibility and need, ensuring that the pre-determined personnel have corresponding access.

  5. Employee Training and Awareness: All personnel should be trained on the importance of data security, cybersecurity risks, and their responsibility in securing their organizations' and clients’ data. Evaluating the knowledge and practices of data security from employees regularly is an essential way of avoiding careless mistakes and preventing security breaches.

  6. Security Measures: Data security should ensure that security measures like firewalls, access controls, antivirus software, and intrusion detection systems continually monitor the networked systems.

  7. Regular Assessment: Regular security vulnerability assessments and penetration testing should be done to identify loopholes, vulnerabilities, and security breaches that can compromise data security. Periodic assessments will ensure that the necessary measures to protect against data breaches are taken.

In conclusion, data security is an essential responsibility that every organization should manage to protect their confidential business and personal information from unauthorized access, use, or destruction. To prevent data loss or a security threat, implement and maintain these measures throughout your organization. Remember, prevention is better than cure and data security is vital to any business entity that values their clients and their own confidential data.


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