Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) has fined Casa Vera Lounge, a restaurant in Nairobi a fine of Ksh 1,850,000 for sharing the image of a reveler without his consent.
The image which was shared on their social media platform was against data privacy rights and the Data Protection Act.
According to ODPC, the fine will serve as a warning to other lounges and clubs to seek consent from their customers prior to posting them online for everyone to see.
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Also fined by the agency was Mulla Pride Ltd which was found guilty of using names and contact information received from third parties to send threatening messages and phone calls. Their penalty was Ksh 2,975,000.
lastly, Roma School an educational facility based in Uthiru Ksh 4,550,000 for posting minors pictures without the consent of their parents.
The fine has been termed as the first and highest to an educational facility and thus should serve as an example to other facilities to seek the consent of parents before sharing pictures of their children.
“This being the first and the highest penalty to an educational facility sends a message to schools and other facilities handling minors’ personal data to obtain consent from parents/guardians prior to processing minors’ data,” said ODPC