Mercy King’ori

Policy Analyst

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Mercy King’ori has joined the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) as a Policy Analyst for the Global Privacy team. She is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

As a Policy Analyst for FPF, she follows and analyzes privacy and data protection developments of laws and policies, case law, decisions by national data protection bodies and implementation of data protection and privacy laws in key African jurisdictions. She has spent a significant amount of time working on areas of digital finance and digital identification systems and their impact on data protection and privacy. Mercy obtained her law degree from Strathmore University, Nairobi in 2019 where her final thesis discussed the state of privacy laws within Kenya’s internet banking industry.

Publications, contributions and relevant activity

How the Kenyan High Court (temporarily) struck down the national digital ID Card: Context and Analysis

Data Protection in the Kenyan Banking Sector: A study of Publicly Available Data Policies of Commercial Banks operating in Kenya in Relation to a Set Data Protection Standard

Privacy and Data Protection Practices of Digital Lending Apps in Kenya

A Data Protection Guide for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Kenya 

The Data Protection Act as a tool for permitting innovation and consumer safety in Kenya’s digital finance market

The impact of Kenya’s Finance Act, 2019 on online services with regard to digital tax

Conference Presentation on preliminary research findings on developing a consent framework for the use of facial recognition systems among refugees (TILTing Perspectives 2021)

Posts by Mercy

Nigeria’s New Data Protection Act, Explained
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Tanzania’s Personal Information Protection Act: Overview, Key Takeaways, and Context
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The African Union’s Data Policy Framework: Context, Key Takeaways, and Implications for Data Protection on the Continent
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