Civil societies are urging the government to comply with the court judgment on the outlawing of Huduma cards roll out by ensuring thorough data protection impact assessment in accordance to the data protection act of 2019.
The consortium has claimed that the data impact assessment will ensure compliance of the law by addressing the risk of data breaches and intrusion of privacy.
If the huduma roll out will move forward, the activists are calling for the process to be conducted in phases with a clear transition period to eliminate discrimination.
The groups say, will be impossible without a well-resourced data protection authority. The activists are pushing for swift adoption of the draft Data Protection Regulations of 2021.
The civil bodies included Katiba Institute, Heralding Development Organization, Article 19 Eastern Africa,Nubian Forum,Defenders Coalition, Namati Kenya,Access Now, Haki Centre and Centre for Minority Rights Development.