Nigeria ups preparation to observing the Global Data Privacy Day along with the Global community on the 28th of January 2023.
The Global Data Privacy Day is a Day set aside by the international community to create awareness on fundamental human rights and freedoms relating to the privacy of citizens in the data processing ecosystem.
This was contained in press release of Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB) and signed by the organization’s head, legal Legal Enforcement and Regulation, Mr. Babatunde Bamigboye Esq.
The release further states that the practice is in line with the overarching global objective of awareness on data privacy. Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB) according to the release will be organizing a National Privacy Week which will be a week of intensive focus on awareness creation in the area of data subjects’ rights, capacity building on data governance, data breach remediation among others.
According to the Head, Legal Enforcement and Regulation of the Nigeria Data Protection Bureau, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, will flag-off the National Privacy Week with a press conference on the Global Data Privacy Day. The National Privacy Week also coincides with the one year anniversary of the establishment of the Bureau.
The NDPB under the leadership of Dr. Vincent Olatunji as its National Commission and CEO will set-up an Accelerated Data Breach Remediation unit to resolve petitions from data subjects within the National Privacy Week.