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Ms Immaculate Kassait

Data Commissioner
Participates in 1 Session

Immaculate Kassait, MBS, is the Data Commissioner at the Office of The Data Protection Commissioner in Kenya. With over 12 years’ experience in the public sector, managing complex projects in governance, training, compliance, and strategy.

She has made significant contributions to the field of data protection in Kenya, playing a pivotal role as the Chair of the taskforce that developed three sets of regulations that operationalized the Data Protection Act of 2019. Her contribution to the development of the regulatory framework for data protection in Kenya has paved the way for robust data privacy practices in the Country.

Under her leadership, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) developed its inaugural strategic plan for 2022-2025, which led to the operationalization a fully functional office with regional presence dedicated to regulating the processing of personal data. Her commitment to promoting data protection transcends national boundaries, as she has actively engaged with international organizations in this domain. Currently, she serves as the 1st Vice Chair on the Board of the Network of African Data Protection Authorities (NADPA), positioning Kenya prominently on the Data Protection Map. In addition to her work in data protection, Ms. Kassait is also an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, of 14 years of standing. 

Her extensive legal expertise is complemented by her role as a Building Resource in Democracy Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) facilitator. Her outstanding public service was recognized with the prestigious Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS) Presidential Award in 2017, and in 2023, she was awarded the Vanguard award during 6th Edition of the Nairobi Legal Awards. Ms Kassait continues to engage in philanthropic and mentorship activities as part of her community work.

Ms Kassait, holds a Masters in Business Administration from USIU Africa, a post Graduate Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law, and an Undergraduate Degree in Law from Makerere University.

Sessions in which Ms Immaculate Kassait participates

Thursday 20 April, 2023

Time Zone: (GMT+01:00) Rome
9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | 1 hour 30 minutes
Socio-economic Perspective
Socio-economic perspective