Let’s Talk About Digital Identity with Grace Mutung’u, internet policy advocate and research fellow at CIPIT.

“We need to think about identities before thinking about applications of digital technologies.”

This week, Oscar chats to Grace Mutung’u about challenges for digital identity in Kenya and the various considerations for inclusive national identification, including historical, social and economic issues. She fills us in on the court case against Huduma Namba (Kenya’s national ID platform) that she has been involved in and its recent judgement to rule out unnecessary DNA and GPS data collection, and the framework that must be in place before being fully rolled out.

Grace Mutung'uGrace is a research fellow at the Centre for IP and IT Law (CIPIT) at Strathmore University, studying digital ID and society in Kenya. She has been involved in ICT policy advocacy for over 10 years and was most recently providing support during litigation in Kenya’s digital ID case.

Find Grace on Twitter @bomu.

Find out more about the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) – a think tank and training centre established under Strathmore Law School at cipit.org.

We’ll be continuing this conversation on Twitter using #LTADI – join us @ubisecure!

 

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