It has taken Kenya’s ICT sector close to eight years to come up with an appropriate cyber security draft bill. What is a bit saddening is the fact that we have put out the cyber security bill before we could have the data protection required for effective implementation of the Access to information law. Maybe we need to take a few steps back and reflect on why cyber security, data protection and access to information laws are important for ICT sector’s growth. The Kenya Internet Exchange Point has grown in such leaps of over 120 per cent annually, making it the fastest growing internet exchange point on the continent.
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