Selected Senator Iman Falhada Dekow now needs the administration to think of strategy and lawful structure to direct the utilization and presence of monster web-based media application TikTok.
Inspired by the US Vs Tiktok battle that has been going on since June this year the Senator claim that the app raises privacy concerns in Kenya citing that they are collecting user data, location, phone number and other private information.
Alot of nations are concerned that data collected by the app may be shared to the Chinese government, this information can be used to gain a strategic advantage over many governments.
“There have been serious allegations against the application on the issue of data privacy, the application gathers information on a user’s country location, internet address and type of device if allowed. It will also ascertain the user’s exact location, phone contacts and other social media network connections as well as age and phone number,”
“The question does arise to the safety of the data that Kenyans unknowingly provide to the application regarding themselves,”
“The application has created a culture of violence, hate speech, bullying and exchange of sexually explicit content which in some cases are part of the trending topics with millions of posts. This has raised ethical concerns about the app and has contributed negatively to Kenyan society especially during COVID-19 pandemic era when schools have remained closed.”Ms Falhada
However she was opposed by Senetor Isaac Mwaura who cited that Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura said that American social media brands have also been sued across the world over data security breach.