FG Launches Action Plan On Data Privacy

FG says it is ready to ensure the data of Nigerians will not be used maliciously.


The Federal Government on Tuesday, launched its action plan on data privacy, and protection, assuring that Nigerians will have their data fully protected. 

Speaking at the launch of the Nigeria Data Protection Strategic Roadmap and Action Plan on Data Privacy and Protection in Abuja, Vincent Olatunji, National Commissioner and CEO of NDPC stated that the Commission is working assiduously to protect Nigerians from malicious use of their identity and unauthorized access to their data.

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Olatunji noted that peoples data are being used for various frivolous and criminal endeavors and  as such, the Nigeria Data Protection Commission is poised to see that the development is curbed.

He further asserted that commission is also looking at putting data collated in Nigeria into proper use as to be able to generate about 500,000 jobs, as well as continue to development more human capital for the nation.

Additionally, the National Commissioner stated that the government is looking to have home-grown solutions in terms of applications that can drive a lot of transformations including the interpretation and enforcement of laws that protect the citizens’ data, as well as investigations into breaches that may affect individuals and the nation as a whole.