Registration of data processors and data controllers began on 14th July 2022 as per the timelines set out in The Data Protection (Registration of Data Controllers and Data Processors) Regulations, 2021. In this regard, CIS Kenya has designed this training program to ensure financial institutions are compliant with the Act and Regulations and learn from industry experiences as well as observe best practices to ensure data quality with the increasing ubiquity and velocity of data.
The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) issued a guidance note on the registration of data controllers and data processors. Financial institutions are listed as ENTITIES NOT EXEMPT FROM MANDATORY REGISTRATION among 12 other entity types that should register regardless of their revenue or number of employees. This brings financial institutions under considerable scrutiny by customers, regulators, and the public. Breaches of the DPA and regulations can result in punitive financial penalties for financial entities and expose their directors to sanctions. This training aims to equip managers and enlighten employees on the responsibility they owe to persons whose data they either control and/or process.
Who should attend?
This two-day training is intended for directors and senior managers of financial institutions namely Banks, SACCOs, MFBs, BNPL firms, MFIs, Digital Lenders, etc.
The two-day workshop will:
1) Provide an overview of the Data Protection Act, 2019, and
a. The Data Protection General Regulations, 2021 (the General Regulations);
b. The Data Protection Registration of Data Controllers and Processors Regulations 2021, (the Registration Regulations) and;
c. The Data Protection Complaints Handling Procedures and Enforcement Regulations 2021 (the Complaints Handling Regulations).
2) Outline the responsibilities of Directors and operational staff;
3) Define the role of the data protection officer and map it in the organizational chart;
4) Pitfalls to avoid when dealing with customer data;
5) Emerging issues and experiences in the implementation of DPA.
To register email: email@example.com or call +254 20 2600118
Jared Getenga is the Chief Executive Officer, Credit Information Sharing Association of Kenya (CIS Kenya). He worked for the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) for more than 20 years in Banking Supervision and Deposit Protection. His Banking Supervision experience was largely in policy formulation on banking sector stability.
He also worked as CBK-Appointed Statutory Advisor, Statutory Manager and Liquidation Agent in several troubled banks. Jared was later appointed Financial Sector Specialist with the Financial and Legal Sector Technical Assistance Project (FLSTAP), funded by the World Bank IDA, DFID and GOK for purposes of coordinating technical assistance to Kenya’s Financial and Legal sectors.
On secondment from CBK, he founded the Kenya Credit Information Sharing Initiative in 2019, as a vehicle to establish the credit information sharing (CIS) mechanism in Kenya. Having registered a nationwide credit providers Association (AKCP) in 2014, he was appointed founder CEO and helped develop mechanisms for self-regulation, alternative dispute resolution, credit scoring, credit risk management etc. He is a committee member of the Africa Credit Information Sharing Association (ACISA) and the International Committee for Credit Reporting (ICCR).
AKCP rebranded to CIS Kenya in order to align more closely to its mandate.
Director & Head of Legal & Regulatory Compliance Advisory, at PwC Kenya
Joseph heads up PwC’s Legal & Regulatory Compliance Advisory unit, which is a team comprised primarily of qualified lawyers who support PwC clients with a broad range of legal and regulatory consulting services. Joseph is an accomplished corporate lawyer and compliance professional with more than 20 years post admission experience. Joseph has knowledge and experience in a broad range of areas including financial services compliance (including AML, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery and Corruption), data protection and privacy, corporate governance, private equity, joint ventures, M&A, capital markets, competition law and wealth management.
He joined PwC from Standard Chartered Bank where he was heading up the business compliance function for the bank’s Corporate and Commercial Banking business segments in East Africa. Prior to that he was in private practice for four years with Coulson Harney (now Bowmans), a leading Kenyan corporate law firm. His career also includes eight years as an in-house legal counsel for two major Australian financial institutions, Westpac Banking Corporation and Macquarie Bank Limited.
Head of Legal at CIS Kenya
Hannah is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 15 years’ experience in Commercial and Banking Law, Corporate Governance, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Sustainable Finance and Credit Information Sharing among other areas of legal practice. Hannah has interacted with the CIS mechanism since its inception having been nominated as the CIS champion by Stanbic Bank to represent it in the project team that led to establishment of CRBs in Kenya. She later joined CIS Kenya as its Head of Legal Services in year 2012 and has been instrumental in drafting and amendment of CRB Regulations all through. She has solid experience on legal requirements, responsibilities and consequences of CRB data submission. Having served as the Registrar of Tatua Center, an ADR Center that has been running under CIS Kenya handling all CRB related disputes, Hannah has fast hand experience on how mistakes made by credit providers in submitting CRB data can be costly when courts are involved and is always glad to share such experiences to help credit providers avoid such pitfalls.