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TikTok has been labeled as effectively "legitimate spyware" by a software programmer who managed to reverse engineer its source code and leak it on GitHub. TikTok's legal counsel has since had the code taken down through a DMCA takedown request.
Kenya's National Intelligence Services has proposed changes to the Narcotics, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Control) Bill that will require landlords to keep a tenants registry. It is said this is to fight illegal drug trading in Kenya but the changes raise several privacy concerns.
In many countries, there are limited legal options for a government that wants to access private information stored on devices such as mobile phones. This could change in Kenya.
If you are on the internet daily, your digital security should be a top priority. Hackers are becoming more skilled at cracking your passwords and accessing sensitive information like your address, credit card numbers, social security numbers, business documents, etc. Be sure to take threats to your digital security seriously
The aim of the conference is also to engage with the solutions available to various professionals in ensuring that the cyber-related activities and existence of their organizations fall within the ambit of protection of laws and legal instruments.