Must you register as a Data Controller or Processor?

In 2022, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner issued a directive to companies and organizations handling personal data to register as data controllers/processors. The directive targeted organizations in specific fields such as digital lending, financial payments, healthcare, property management, internet service provision, and transport services to register. Additionally, companies in e-commerce that use direct marketing to reach theirContinue reading “Must you register as a Data Controller or Processor?”

3 tips to get your Hiring Right as a StartUp

So you have gotten funding, what next? Most likely you want to start recruiting and hiring new employees. Hiring is a delicate process that has different components and getting it right is vital to your business success. Every employee you add into your company can either make you succeed or fail. Aside from qualifications andContinue reading “3 tips to get your Hiring Right as a StartUp”

What do Investors want? 2 Tips to get through Start Up Funding

The average Investor in a Kenyan Tech Start Up is Foreign/ Foreign based and for them to invest in your startup or purchase a note in it, they need to be sure that you comply with the local law. Having reviewed and worked on different investment agreements, I’ve learnt that most investors need evidence thatContinue reading “What do Investors want? 2 Tips to get through Start Up Funding”

How can you avoid being Sued for a Privacy Violation?

A privacy law suit is a case filed by a consumer against a Company/Organization for violation of their right to privacy. An example of a privacy law suit is when a vendor using an e-commerce platform files a case against the e-commerce company for breaching their right to privacy. This can happen if for instanceContinue reading “How can you avoid being Sued for a Privacy Violation?”

Do you need a lawyer to draft your Terms and Conditions?

Short answer, no. You can always find a template online and copy and paste it to your website/app. But is your business a copy paste of another? Do you know your legal needs as a business and how to legally protect them? Are you confident that a random document from the internet understands how KenyanContinue reading “Do you need a lawyer to draft your Terms and Conditions?”

4 Big Mistakes that StartUps make

1.    NOT HAVING A  FOUNDERS AGREEMENT One of the things often ignored by startups is the need to have a Founder’s Agreement. A Founders Agreement is what governs the relationships between the founders of a startup. It defines the roles and responsibilities of each of the founder members. It establishes the organizational structure and hierarchy andContinue reading “4 Big Mistakes that StartUps make”

What makes a Software Development Agreement Good?

Oftentimes, companies seek the services of software developers to develop software to meet their different needs. The process is complex and mirrors surrogacy where a woman carries a baby for a couple. Like surrogacy, software development for hire carries many risks on both sides, for instance, what if the software developer decides to take theContinue reading “What makes a Software Development Agreement Good?”

3 Ways Intellectual Property Issues affect StartUps

The difference between having an idea and owning it is intellectual property rights. Having an  intellectual property  right registered against your startup means that it is protected and no one can steal it from you. Here are 3 ways Intellectual property issues affect StartUps. 1. Trademarks protects your brand from counterfeits. The process of buildingContinue reading “3 Ways Intellectual Property Issues affect StartUps”

3 Ways that the Data Protection Act affects your Tech Start Up.

The Data Protection Act is a law that governs how different companies, including #startups handle the #personaldata of their users and consumers.  These are 3 things that Start-Ups need to know about the Data Protection Act. 1. You need to review your Privacy Policy. The Data Protection Act requires companies to have sufficient legal safeguardsContinue reading “3 Ways that the Data Protection Act affects your Tech Start Up.”

What is the REAL cost of a Contract?

If you have ever signed a contract, I am sure that you have seen a section called Dispute Resolution. Like most people, I am sure that you quickly glossed over it and moved to the signature section. But what exactly does it mean? When you are signing a contract, whichever it is, you have toContinue reading “What is the REAL cost of a Contract?”