The Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC) on Monday in Abuja inaugurated the National Committee for NDP Act for General Application and Implementation Directive (GAID), which is a continuum of vital, regulatory measures being taken by the Commission to ensure smooth compliance procedures under the Nigeria Data Protection Act 2023.
According to a statement by Itunu Dosekun, Head of Media Unit, NDPC, Dr. Vincent Olatunji, National Commissioner, inaugurated the committee, which will, among others, address providence guidance on technical and organizational measures data controllers and data processors are expected to take in order to ensure privacy of data subjects, data security and data sovereignty.
The statement also noted that the GAID, will among others, provide clarity on the definitions of critical terms and concepts such as Child Consent, Data Subjects’ Rights, Lawful Basis of Data Processing and Registration of Data Controllers and Data Processors and Cross Border Data Transfers among others.
The Committee, which comprises 8 members is chaired by the Commission’s Head, Legal, Enforcement and Regulations, Babatunde Bamigboye, Esq., with Mr. Tokunbo Smith of the Association of Licensed Data Protection Organizations of Nigeria as Co-Chair. Hauwa Hadejia, Esq is to serve as the Secretary. Other members of the Committee include Ozoemena F. Nwogbo, Esq., Mr. Gbenga Sesan, Mr. David Daser, Femi Daniels, Esq. and Ifeoma Peters, Esq.