Kenya's identification system declared illegal

The High Court has declared the country's identification system (Huduma Namba) rollout illegal on grounds of conflicting with the Data Protection Act, 2019. The ruling comes after Katiba Institute, a lobby group, sued the Interior Ministry, arguing that no safeguards had been given to assure Kenyans that their data will not be abused as the rollout lacked guarantees of theft or misuse of Kenyans personal information.

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Australia's plans against ransomware

Australia plans to require larger businesses to report ransomware attacks to the government, as part of a comprehensive strategy that also includes new criminal penalties and assistance for victims.

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Public consultation of the UK ICO

Almost one month left (deadline is set on 28 November) to express views on the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) updated draft guidance on anonymisation, pseudonymisation and privacy enhancing technologies.

Find the call to express views here

EU Parliament plans to expand EUROPOL's capacity to exchange data

The European Parliament's civil liberties committee (LIBE) agreed to broaden the powers of the EU's law enforcement agency (Europol). LIBE voted in favor of a proposal that would boost Europol's ability to process large data sets and exchange information with private companies.

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Biden signs the K-12 Cybersecurity Act

US President Joe Biden has signed the K-12 Cybersecurity Act which will reinforce the cybersecurity of schools, protecting children and student's rights.

Find the White House statement here