The National Info Technology Development Agency (NITDA), is set to send a new Bill on Data Protection to the National Assembly. If passed into law, the protection of personal data and regulation of the processing of personal information will be ensured.
At the presentation of the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation Performance Report 2019-2020, in Abuja, the Director-General of NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, disclosed that the created the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union (EU) on May 25, 2018 to ensure the protection of data.
Since it began operations, the federal government has 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.
According to the director general, the data protection sector is currently valued at about N2.3billion, and the Agency has licensed 70 data protection compliance organisations, while 230 compliance and enforcement notices have been issued.
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