Voter register is at risk without a data protection Act

What you need to know:

  • The  voter register is now online and voters can drill down to the list of voters by county, constituency or ward level. 
  • Imagine if your private data, including fingerprints, were floating around somewhere and everywhere.

  • These organisations hold sensitive information about citizens and have, for far too long, enjoyed the absence of a data management framework

After intense pressure from the opposition and courts, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has finally published the detailed voter register online as demanded by the 2016 Elections Laws (Amendment) Act, Section 6A, which states in subsection 3 as follows:

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