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Safaricom sued 115 trillion in damages for alleged breach of privacy

Telco giants Safaricom has been slapped with a 115 trillion lawsuit for alleged breaching the privacy for its millions of customer.

Safaricom is sued for breaching of privacy and leakage of data of 11.5 million gambling customers.

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The lawsuit which was filled by businessman Kabugi Ndung’u wants the telco giants to pay in damages for violating the privacy of its customers.

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The petitioner also demands Safaricom to pay Ksh 10 million as damages for the 11.5 million affected customers.

In addition to that, the petitioner asked the court to allow him to advertise in the local dailies so that the affected customers can be enjoined in the case.

Safaricom is said to have faulted the breach to two of its employees who have already been sacked and also charged in court for the same.

Also read: Safaricom customers can now reverse call cost to receivers

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations, DCI has also been requested by the petitioner to investigate the matter in question.

The businessman through his ID number is said to have run through the database where he found his personal information.

Also found was the amount used, the number of betting companies, pay-ins, and the location of the subscriber.

Slavian Mwangecho
Slavian Mwangecho
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