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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.

Workshop Objectives

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.

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