Kenya's Equity Bank wins court battle to deploy thin SIM technology

Equity Bank plans to roll out its thin SIM technology in Kenya after the High Court dismissed a suit on 29 May.

In 2014, the Communications Authority (CA) allowed Equity Bank to implement the new technology on a one-year trial basis, through its Finserve Africa subsidiary.

Businessman Bernard Murage had filed a suit, arguing that Equity Bank had not given proper assurance to its clients over the safety of their personal data.

Judge Isaac Lenaola ruled that since the CA and Central Bank of Kenya had approved the technology, the court has no reason to interfere with the merit of a decision clearly falling within the relevant statutory agency without allegations of any irregularities on its part.

Read more: Equity Bank wins court battle to deploy thin SIM technology – Telecompaper

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