The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) in partnership with Data Protection Compliance Organizations (DPCO) has resolved over 790 issues relating to data protection.
The Director-General of NITDA, Mallam Kashifu Inuwa revealed this during a professional development workshop, which was aimed at ensuring developed data privacy in the country and was organized by NITDA earlier this week.
“We participated in about 93 events hosted by DPCOs and other stakeholders all in a bid to deepen understanding and to improve compliance. Hosting of the first Data Privacy Week, where we promoted data privacy protection through all media, Resolved 790 issues relating to data protection and Investigation of data breach cases of which one was concluded in a world-record of four months and the fine has been paid to the Federal government,” Inuwa announced.
The DG who was represented at the workshop by Dr. Vincent Olatunji Director, eGovernment Development and Regulations (eGDR) praised the resilience and innovation of DPCOs in entrenching data protection in Nigeria.
He pointed out some achievements NITDA has made in partnership with DPCOs as Issuance of 230 enforcement and compliance notices which led to more patronage of the DPCOs, issuance Press statements to increase public awareness and training of DPCOs
He asserted that the workshop has met its objective of developing the capacity of DPCOs to be better prepared and equipped to operationalize the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) and the Data Protection Act (when passed).