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Werksmans Attorneys

Enforcement notice issued to Dis-Chem due to contravention of POPIA

The importance of compliance has once again been highlighted as the Information Regulator issued an Enforcement Notice to Dis-Chem Pharmacies Ltd (“Dis-Chem“) on 1 September 2023 for non-compliance with the Protection of Personal In..

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Kenya delivers ground-breaking ruling on unauthorised disclosure of personal data

In January 2023, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner delivered one of its first rulings under the Data Protection Act, 2019 since the commencement of its operations. The complaint pitted the partners of a firm, Allen Waiyaki Gichuhi and Charles Wamae against tw..

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ALP East Africa

Registration and Compliance for NGOs under the Data Protection and Privacy Act, 2019

With effect from December 1, 2022, the Personal Data Protection Office (PDPO) will commence enforcement against organisations and persons involved in the collection and processing of personal data without registration in accordance with the Data Protection and Privacy Act..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Cracking the whip: The supervisory power of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner in Kenya

On 5 October 2022, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) issued a press release stating that it would be conducting a preliminary documentary assessment and audit on 40 digital lenders that have been subject to complaints raised by various members of the p..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Abuse of buyer power: Kenyan Competition Authority recovers over KES 38 million from insurance companies

Over the last few months, the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) has ramped up its enforcement activities with respect to incidences of abuse of power (ABP).

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Resolution Law Firm

How to enforce arbitral awards in Nigeria

Arbitration has been globally accepted as an amicable dispute settlement mechanism. Over the years, arbitration has attained a high level of influence as an effective mechanism for resolving commercial and trade disputes in the Nigerian justice system. The reason for this..

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HRA Advogados

Competition Regulatory Authority of Mozambique: enforcement priorities

The Competition Regulatory Authority of Mozambique (“CRA”) was originally established in
2013. However, the CRA only became operational this year, in particular following the amendment of its Organic Statute, the appointment of ..

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