Data Protection Commissioner Jobs in Kenya

Data Protection Commissioner Jobs in Kenya

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:
a. hold a degree in any of the following fields from a university recognized in Kenya:-

  • Data Science;

  • Law;

  • Information Technology or

  • any other related field;

  • hold a Masters Degree;

  • have knowledge and relevant experience of not less than ten (10) years; and

  • meet the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Functions of the Office of the Data Commissioner are provided in Section 8(1) of the Data
    Protection Act and shall include:

  • overseeing implementation of and being responsible for enforcement of the Data
    Protection Act;

  • establishing and maintaining a register of data controllers and data processors;

  • exercising oversight on data processing operations and verify whether the processing of
    data is done in accordance with this Act;

  • promoting self-regulation among data controllers and data processors;

  • conducting assessment for the purpose of ascertaining whether information is processed
    according to the provisions of the Act or any other relevant law;

  • receiving and investigating any complaint by any person on infringements of the rights
    under the Act;

  • taking such measures as may be necessary to bring the provisions
    of the Act to the
    knowledge of the general public;

  • carrying out inspections of public and private entities with a view to evaluating the
    processing of personal data;

  • promoting international cooperation in matters relating to data protection and ensure
    country's compliance on data protection obligations under international conventions and

  • undertaking research on developments in data processing of personal data and ensuring
    that there is no significant risk or adverse effect of any developments on the privacy of
    individuals; and

  • performing such other functions as may be prescribed by any other law or as necessary for
    the promotion of object of the Act.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Data Protection Commissioner Jobs in Kenya

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