Kenyan President William Ruto announced the formation of a “data protection registration system” as part of the country’s observation of global Data Privacy Day, The Star reports. Ruto made the announcement as part of a two-day event in Nairobi that connected “stakeholders from government agencies (and) private and public sectors . . . to help to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices.” Meanwhile, Pulse Live Kenya reports Ruto said Kenyan citizens will eventually need digital identification as the government digitizes approximately 5,000 services.
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