Personal data: Kenya fines three companies $63,500

Kenya's Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) has fined three companies Ksh 9,375,000 ($63,500) for violating their customers' data privacy rights. The first company operates two online credit platforms. She received a penalty of Ksh2.9 million. According to ODPC, the company used personal contact information of third parties to threaten borrowers and force them to repay their loans. The second was also sanctioned for posting a client's photo on social media without their consent.

Source: Africa News Agency

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