Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Legality of Cryptocurrency – Ong’anya Ombo Advocates

The legality of Cryptocurrency came into question in the year 2015, whereby the Central Bank of Kenya (the ‘CBK') issued a public caveat over the use of cryptocurrency. In their words, the CBK, states that cryptocurrency is not a legal tender nor is it regulated by Kenyan laws. The uncomprehensive position of the CBK puzzles…
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Software: Copyright & Patent Practices – Ong’anya Ombo Advocates

Copyright: Introduction Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) is a composition of various overlapping rights such as Copyright, Trademarks, Geographical Designs, Patents et al. Various schools of thought that are pro-intellectual property argue that by offering IPR, it enables people to have an incentive to invent; hence, making life much better. For purposes of this discussion, Copyrighting…
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Internet & Remote Contracts – Ong’anya Ombo Advocates

Internet Agreements entails any form of agreement that two or more parties may enter into with hope of attaining certain goods or services. The contract meets the basic principles of contract law. However, there other peculiar factors such as signing, for instance, will the document need further physical signing or it will fit the e-signature.…
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Data Protection in Africa – Ong’anya Ombo Advocates

African countries face a mirage of challenges concerning Cyberspace and Telecommunication, both concerning useful technology and laws. It is not only hard to tell how companies and/or their subsidiaries such as Alphabet (parent company for Google), Yahoo, WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, International Financial Institutions, etc. use the big data that they collect and analyse from…
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