Webinar: Regulating for responsible data innovation, 30 April 2019, 3-4pm EAT

Cenfri’s previous research has shown that new data uses bring opportunities and risks. New technologies mean that the collection, storage and use of consumer data have grown significantly over the last decade. The use of data in the insurance industry holds enormous potential to reach new customers, to design better products that offer customers greater value and to enhance operating efficiency. Thus, the improved use of increasing consumer data can help make insurance markets more inclusive.

This webinar explores the role of insurance regulators in dealing with risks that relate to consumer data protection and privacy under the RRI programme with FSD Africa.

Data innovation is challenging the traditional role of regulators. Regulators are facing two major challenges. They must:

  • Navigate positive consumer outcomes by enabling data driven-innovation and data protection
  • Protect their customers despite not having sole regulatory oversight of the collection, storage and use of consumer data

Jeremy Gray and Jana de Waal from Cenfri will present on what it takes to regulate for responsible data innovation and the role of the regulator. Elias Omondi from the Insurance Regulatory Association (IRA) in Kenya will share his experience on data protection in Kenya and IRA’s current thinking.

Given the changing landscape of data and the rapid rise of data breaches, regulators are increasingly required to tread a delicate balance to empower consumers to make sovereign decisions and to achieve positive consumer outcomes, both by encouraging data-driven innovation to improve value and by protecting consumers from the risks that arise. The webinar draws on this A2ii report, which explores the regulatory challenge of risks related to consumer data protection.

Please register for the webinar here, and join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android by clicking here.

About the Community of Practice

The FSD insurance Community of Practice (CoP) was established in 2017 under the RRI programme. The CoP has several objectives. Firstly, it serves as a platform to enable the different FSDs to learn from one another’s experiences in their respective markets and to engage with relevant research, conducted both by RRI and beyond. Secondly, the CoP provides a space for the RRI programme to share, discuss and test with the FSDs its relevant insurance market research. Lastly, through the CoP, the FSDs and the RRI programme can identify opportunities for collaboration around their insurance-related research.

The CoP aims to advance our collective understanding and knowledge of the role of insurance in society. Please use this group as a space to share, discuss and test your relevant insurance market research or interventions. Stay up to date and join the community here.