Data Protection Bill ‘Il ensure protection for all internet users in Nigeria- NITDA


The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) says the proposed Data Protection Bill 2020, would provide protection for all internet users in Nigeria when passed into law.

NITDA Director-General, Mr Kashifu Inuwa, said this on Thursday at an online workshop organised by the agency for Data Protection Officers (DPOs) and Focal Persons in Abuja.

The workshop had in discussion synopsis of the Bill, its implications for organisations and understanding the role of DPOs.

Represented by Dr Vincent Olatunji, NITDA Director, e-Government Development and Regulation, Inuwa recalled that Nigeria Data Protection Regulation(NDPR) was formed on Jan. 25,2019 to ensure that data of citizens were protected as well as boost ICT economy.

He said the workshop was organised as part of the agency’s strategic engagement to deepen the implementation of the NDPR and the proposed Data Protection Bill.

He also said that data protection was part of the regulation pillar of the National…

Source: Guardian Newspaper