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Olé Law

By Mugambi Laibuta
A podcast that discusses digital law issues in Kenya.
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The Data Protection Act and Compliance Challenges
On this episode I discuss compliance challenges in relation to the Data Protection Act and how to overcome them.
August 11, 2021
Open Data and Personal Data Protection
On this episode I had a chat with Al Kags who the founder of the Open Institute, an African organisation that works with governments and civil society organisations to promote open government and citizen engagement. We discussed the place of open data in development and the interface between open data and personal data protection. Al highlights some of the strategies that Open Institute has adopted to comply with personal data protection principles. He also has tips on how individuals may protect their personal data and offers reflections on the future of open data and personal data regulation in Kenya. 
May 12, 2021
Draft Data Protection Regulations 2021
On this episode I discuss three draft Regulations under the Data Protection Act, 2019 that have been published for public participation. These three drafts are the Data Protection (General) Regulations, 2021; the Data Protection (Registration of Data Controllers and Data Processors) Regulations, 2021; and the Data Protection (Compliance and Enforcement) Regulations.  The draft Regulations are available for download at this link -
April 13, 2021
Digitalization and its Effect on Arbitration and Mediation
On this episode I host Dr. Kibaya Laibuta who discusses the effects digitalization has had on Arbitration and Mediation. 
April 2, 2021
The US - Kenya FTA: Data Protection
"In this episode, Dr. Melissa Omino and Mugambi Laibuta discuss data protection aspects of the proposed US Kenya FTA from a Kenyan perspective." Resources: 1. The Friendly Troll Podcast: 2. Ole Law Podcast 3. Mugambi Laibuta's Blog: 4. Negotiation Objectives:,for%20identified%20goods%20and%20services. Music details: Fuzzball Parade by Kevin MacLeod Link: License:  "
February 13, 2021
Your Rights Under the Data Protection Act
This episode highlights an individual's right to data protection under the Data Protection Act. 
January 22, 2021
The Law in the Digital Space 2020 - 2021
This episode highlights five key issues that shaped the law in the digital space in 2020 and what we should expect in 2021.
December 29, 2020
Protection of Children Online - Part 2
What does the law say about children who are content creators/influencers online? Who bears the greatest responsibility on how children use the internet? What are some of the safety nets for children in relation to their use of the internet? In this episode, Juliet Nyambura Gachanja, an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a Child Rights and a Counter-Trafficking in Persons expert answers these questions for us. 
November 15, 2020
How Important is the Data Protection Commissioner?
The Data Protection Commissioner will be appointed soon. This episode discusses what the role of the Data Commissioner is under the Data Protection Act, 2019 and what the appointment means for our right to privacy. 
November 1, 2020
We are all Potential Victims of Cybercrimes
October is cyber security awareness month. On this Episode I discuss the most common forms of cyber-crimes and what steps we may take to protect ourselves. 
October 19, 2020
Status of the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act
Mercy Mutemi  of MS Law, a Lawyer, Digital Rights and Internet Law Specialist discusses litigation challenging the constitutionality of the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act and what to do when one is arrested for alleged computer misuse or cybercrimes.
September 22, 2020
Dealing with Hate Speech
The episode covers what hate speech means within the Kenyan legal system, the effects of hate speech and what options are available to deal with it.
September 14, 2020
Digital Journalism in Kenya
Oliver Mathenge (Digital Editor at Radio Africa Group) graces this episode where we discuss how the internet and social media have shaped journalism in Kenya. 
September 6, 2020
10 Years of the Kenya Constitution: Interrogating Public Finance Management
On this episode, my guest Johnson Nderi, a Financial and Economic Analyst unpacks public finance management in the last ten years of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010. 
August 30, 2020
Cyber-Security in Online Banking
On this Episode, I have a chat with Okalle Makanda, a lawyer with  years of experience in the banking sector on the challenges facing banks and their customers in relation to cyber-security in online banking. 
August 25, 2020
10 Years of the Kenya Constitution: Was the 'NO' Campaign Right?
In this episode I look at 10 years of the Constitution of Kenya 2010
August 19, 2020
The Constitution, Social Media and the Internet
This episode highlights how the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 has had an impact on how we use the internet and social media.
August 11, 2020
Protection of Children Online
Are children safe online? This episode looks at some of the online harms faced by children and explores solutions.
August 4, 2020
Privacy and Personal Data Protection
This episode discusses individual rights under the Kenya Constitution and the Data Protection Act, 2019 in relation to aspects of privacy and data protection.
July 27, 2020
Cyber-Bullying/cyber harassment and revenge pornography.
This episode discusses options for victims of cyber-bullying/cyber harassment and revenge pornography.
July 20, 2020