The Data Protection Commission (DPC) is an independent statutory body established under the Data Protection Act, 2012 (Act 843) to protect the privacy of the individual and personal data by regulating the processing of personal information. The Commission provides for the process to obtain, hold, use or disclose personal information and for other related issues bordering on the protection of personal data. The Commission is given several powers under the Act including the power to acquire property under the State Property and Contracts Act, 1960 (C.A.6) or the State Lands Act, 1962 (Act 125). On the coming into force of the Act in October 2012, the Ministry of Communications (MoC) inaugurated its governing body in November 2012. The Commission has since been working assiduously to ensure implementation of the Act.