Introducing our new guide to privacy and free expression for tech SMEs

22 May 2017

GPD today unveils a new guide to privacy and free expression for small and medium tech enterprises, with a particular focus on Kenya.

The guide covers:

  • The business case for respecting privacy and free expression as a tech SME;
  • What these rights mean in legal terms, and the specific obligations placed on businesses (both internationally and in Kenya);
  • Practical ways businesses can start respecting these rights;
  • What businesses can do in specific scenarios (for example, if asked by a government to provide data on their users);
  • Useful resources and further reading.

Although this guide is tailored to the local legal context in Kenya, it’s applicable globally, and can be used by tech SMEs in any country.

Human rights defenders will find it useful, too – as a tool to initiate conversations with businesses about human rights; or simply a ‘cheat sheet’ or reference point when issues around business and human rights arise.

On Friday 26 May, the guide will be road-tested at a free one-day workshop at iHub in Nairobi, which is open to all local tech SMEs and civil society organisations. You can find out more about the event, and RSVP, here.

If you’d like to explore opportunities to use the guide in your national context, get in touch with our executive director (and guide author) Charles Bradley (