[Skunkworks] [kictanet] Talk-2-Safaricom, Day 5 of 6 (Friday): Technology & Elections (Last Call...)

Walubengo J jwalu at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 10 19:07:59 EAT 2017


Listers,
Thanx @GB, @Rosemary @ Ali, @Luke for you views on today's theme
We are now on the last call session for this theme.  Tomorrow we have an Open day, a chance to raise any issue to Safaricom that we may not have covered over the last five days.
Lets have any final views on Tech & Election over the next 5hrs or so.
regards.
walu.

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@Walu,  as far as I can tell there is no direct law under which the Internet can be switched off. But there could be other views on the matter. My question to Safaricom is what they would do in the event that they were directed to shut down the Internet in part or in whole. Would they honour such a request?




2017-02-10 16:59 GMT+03:00 Rosemary Koech-Kimwatu via kictanet <kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke>:

Dear Listers,My query is in regards to data protection and  privacy in regards to the use of Safaricom users telephone numbers.There have been several instances of text messages and calls from political aspirants.How does Safaricom protect our data especially the data we give at registration and during m-pesa transactions?  How does Safaricom protect the  treasure trove of data it has in regards to Kenyans? Kind regards,Rosemary Koech-Kimwatu
Advocate-FinTech and ICT Policy
On 10 Feb 2017 13:12, "Walubengo J via kictanet" <kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke > wrote:

Good points Ali,  my extra worry is on Internet Shutdowns; seeing that it has become fashionable in Africa.
According to the latest CA Quarterly Statistics, there about 31 million internet users in Kenya.  Of whom, 21million access internet through Safaricom links (67%).  With a single switch, Safcom can therefore switch off 67% of Kenyans from the Net. 
Will they or can they do it?
  
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As we await their response, maybe lawyers can tell us under which conditions (law+procedure) can the internet be shutdown in Kenya.
walu.

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Walu
Thanks for keeping the conversation going.
My questions/comments are:-
1. With Safaricom's wide network could we get a mapping of where the gaps for connectivity are in relation to Polling Stations? It would be great to see which Polling Stations will have limited or no connectivity during the elections so that we can plan to mitigate that eventually now.
2. Would it be asking too much for Safaricom to liaise with USF/CA on the above to better identify the gaps?
3. A Internet Shutdown request is a real possibility after media reports quoting DG Wangusi of CA.
 http://www.iafrikan.com/2017/ 01/14/the-kenyan-government-wi ll-only-shut-down-the-internet -during-elections-if-things- get-out-of-hand/
Will Safaricom as a matter of public interest commit to tell the public in case this order is something that must be enforced due to 'National Security' matters? 

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On 10 Feb 2017, at 8:07 AM, Walubengo J via kictanet <kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke > wrote:


Morning Listers,
As we go into the general elections,Safaricom is likely to be one of the Technology providers for IEBC. What arethe concerns of users/citizens on this matter?  Guidelineissues:a) What assurances are there that theresults transmitted are will safe, secure and verifiable?b) What are the chances of failure inthe transmission system?c) Should the result transmission systembe mobile (GSM)-based or should we go Satellite or both?d) Will Safcom play along in the event that Government demands an Internet shut-down before, during or after elections?
Lets have more questions, views or comments.
walu.--Thematic areas--1. Consumer Issues Day, 2. Competition Issues Day, 3. Innovators, Innovations &Suppliers Day, 4. Infrastructure & Universal AccessDay, 5. Technology & Elections Day 6. Emerging Issues/AoB Day

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