The Data Protection Act, No. 24 of 2019

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An Act of Parliament to give effect to Article 31(c) and (d) of the Constitution; to establish the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner; to make provision for the regulation of the processing of personal data; to provide for the rights of data subjects and obligations of data controllers and processors; and for connected purposes.

 

THE DATA PROTECTION ACT, 2019

PART I—PRELIMINARY

1.—Short title.

2.—Interpretation.

3.—Object and purpose of this Act

4.—Application.

PART II—ESTABLISHMENT OF THEOFFICE OF THE DATA PROTECTION COMMISSIONER

5.—Establishment of the Office.

6.—Appointment of the Data Commissioner.

7.—Qualifications of the Data Commissioner.

8.—Functions of the Data Commissioner.

9.—Powers of the Office.

10.—Delegation by the Data Commissioner.

11.—Vacancy in the Office of the Data Commissioner.

12.—Removal of the Data Commissioner from office.

13.—Staff of the Office.

14.—Remuneration of the Data Commissioner and staff.

15.—Oath of Office.

16.—Confidentiality agreements.

17.—Protection from personal liability.

PART III—REGISTRATION OF DATA CONTROLLERS AND DATA PROCESSORS1

8.—Registration of data controllers and data Processors.

19.—Application for registration.

20.—Duration of the registration certificate.

21.—Register of data controllers and data processors.

22.—Cancellation or variation of the certificate.

23.—Compliance and audit.

24.—Designation of the Data Protection Officer.

Other sections Include

PART IV—PRINCIPLES AND OBLIGATIONS OF PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION

PART V—GROUNDS FOR PROCESSING OF SENSITIVE PERSONAL DATA

ART VI—TRANSFER OF PERSONAL DATA OUTSIDE KENYA

PART VII—EXEMPTIONS

PART VIII—ENFORCEMENT PROVISIONS

PART IX—FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

PART X—PROVISIONS ON DELEGATED POWERS

PART XI—MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

 

 

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2019
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Parliament
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