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NITDA to tighten nose on data protection through new Bill

NITDA to tighten nose on data protection through new Bill

Technology, Technology & Innovation
The National Info Technology Development Agency (NITDA), is to send a new Bill on Data Protection to the National Assembly, and if passed into law, would ensure stringent protection of personal data and regulation of the processing of personal information.   This comes as the Federal Government said it earned N12.650 million from the Data Protection Compliance Organisations (DPCO) Licensing and Audit report filing, while over 2,686 new jobs have been created. Director-General of NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, who disclosed this at the presentation of the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation Performance Report 2019-2020, in Abuja, noted that on May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union (EU) came into force. The GDPR impacted the sm...