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The Nigeria Data Protection Regulation

The Nigeria Data Protection Regulation

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is statutorily mandated by the NITDA Act of 2007 to develop regulations for electronic governance and monitoring of the use of information technology and electronic data.

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The Nigeria Data Protection Regulation

Conscious of the concerns around privacy and protection of Personal Data and the grave consequences of leaving Personal Data processing unregulated, NITDA has issued the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR). The objectives of the regulation are as follows:

▪    to safeguard the rights of natural persons to data privacy;

▪    to foster safe conduct for transactions involving the exchange of Personal Data;

▪    to prevent manipulation of Personal Data; and

▪    to ensure that Nigerian businesses remain competitive in international trade through the safe-guards afforded by a sound data protection regulation.

The regulation applies to all storage and processing of Personal Data conducted in respect of Nigerian citizens andresidents.

Click to download and read more on the "NDPR - Journey to compliance" article.

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