Back to the Drawing Board: How Data Protection Impact Assessment Discourse Is Shaping Maisha Namba Project in Kenya 

A New Digital ID Project  Digital IDs are touted in the African Union Digital Transformation Strategy 2020-2030 as a tool for development. However, the roll-out and implementation of digital identity…

Lessons from Kenyan Government’s Response to Worldcoin Biometric Crypto Project

‘So far, the government’s attempts at regulating data processing activities of WorldCoin through suspension and investigations have been reactive, belated, lukewarm, and conflicted.’  I. WorldCoin’s operations   In the first week…

Racism Concerns in Search Results and Implications for Researching on African Issues

COMMENT Nelson Otieno 13 May 2022 “Why Africa” Search Results Search results are enabled by algorithms that collect, organize, and categorize data into contexts to produce desired results. With this…

‘Good Order’ as Basis for Conducting Data Protection Impact Assessment during Transitional Periods

ANALYSIS Nelson Otieno 21 January 2022 Registration of Persons Act[1] is the legislation that provides for registration of Kenyans who have attained the actual or apparent age of eighteen years…

Creating Momentum for More Integrationist Judgments in African RECs: Lessons from Van Gend Decision

ANALYSIS Nelson Otieno 08 October 2021 The success of the European economic integration project has influenced similar efforts across the world. Notably, the European experience has proved that regional courts…

So Near Yet Too Far: Insights on Intrigues of Harmonization of Cybercrime Regulation in EAC

ANALYSIS Nelson Otieno 23 April 2021 Every regional integration arrangement has its ups and downs. One example being the East African Community (EAC). Yet, the prospects and challenges of integration…