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Google wins hacker case against KRA

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 DOQ : 2020-05-13 09:46:07
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The Court of Appeal has dismissed a request from the taxman for Google to be compelled to reveal the identity of hackers who breached its systems.

In a ruling made yesterday, the Court of Appeal threw out Kenya Revenue Authority's (KRA) suit on grounds that the taxman was late in filing court documents.

KRA brought the landmark case against Google in 2018 after a hacker breached its systems and made off with sensitive data.

The taxman sued Google’s local subsidiary, Google Kenya, seeking to compel the firm to reveal the user behind a Gmail account allegedly involved in the attack.

Just months before the suit, KRA had accused 12 people of hacking and causing it to lose Sh3.9 billion. It is, however, unclear if the appeal is related to the theft.

KRA won the initial round obtaining orders to have Google furnish Kenyan investigators with the data. However, Google appealed the decision arguing that Google Kenya and parent company, Google LLC, are two different entities.


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