The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has licensed Digital Encode, a management and security of business-critical networks provider as a partner under the Data Protection Compliance Organisations (DPCO)
With this license, Digital Encode is recognised by NITDA to provide training, auditing, and consulting services throughout the country in line with the NDPR principles.
Explaining the role of the license, the Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Digital Encode, Dr. Peter Adewale Obadare, thanked the management of NITDA led by Malam Kashif Inuwa Abdullahi, for the confidence reposed in the organisation. He said as a DPCO, Digital Encode is expected to verify self-audits prior to submission to NITDA. This is a means of decentralising compliance activities for more efficiency.
Dr. Obadare who doubles as the Director of Governance, Risk and Compliance, said that as Pan-African cyber security, Digital Encode will continue to keep assisting individuals and businesses to protect their information assets.
Also, the Chief Technical of Digital Encode, Dr. Seyi Akindeinde, said the license is a testament to Digital Encode’s unique methodology rooted in the concept of professionalism.
Dr. Akindeinde who is also the Chief Research Officer and Director of Security Assurance at Digital Encode said that while assisting companies to achieve the data protection goals through a well-defined secure process; Digital Encode will continue to translate strategic business objectives into sound, achievable technology solutions.
“This approach ensures that the technology never obscures the business goals”, he added.
On 25 January 2019, the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) was issued by NITDA, the ICT regulator for the nation.
Among the objectives behind this regulation were the protection of the privacy rights and freedoms of Nigerian citizens, on the one hand, and the promotion of local and foreign investments in the digital economy by safeguarding the information systems infrastructure against breaches and implementing internationally compatible rules.