NDPB Holds Sensitization Workshop On Data Protection For Lawyers Of The Federal Ministry Of Justice

A sensitization workshop on data protection for lawyers of the Federal Ministry of Justice was organized on Wednesday by the Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB).

The National Commissioner, NDPB, Dr. Vincent Olatunji gave opening remarks at the Data Protection sensitization workshop.

The National Commissioner while giving his remark, reiterated the importance & essence of a National Data Protection and Privacy Law for Nigeria.

The workshop which was themed “Setting the Parameters for Data Privacy and Protection (Data Privacy and Information Security)” had in attendance, the Coordinator, Nigeria ID4D Project, Mr. Solomon Odole, Director of Legal Drafting Department, Federal Ministry of Justice, Mrs. Ifunanya Nwajiagu and over 40 lawyers from the Ministry, NDPB and the ID4D project.

Recall that a sensitization workshop on data protection for distinguished members of the National Assembly was organized on Monday by the Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB).

The Federal Government of Nigeria created the Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB) in February 2022. The Bureau is mandated to, inter alia, oversee the implementation of the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) which was issued by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) in 2019 as subsidiary legislation of the NITDA Act, 2007.

The Bureau complements the work of statutory institutions of government with the common goal of safeguarding the privacy of natural persons. For instance, see Section 37 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (CFRN, as amended); Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; Article 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR); Section 8 of Child Rights Act; Sections 1 & 38 of Cyber Crime Act 2015; Part IV of Consumer Code of Practice Regulations (Nigerian Communications Commission); and Article 5.4 of Consumer Protection Regulation (Central Bank of Nigeria).

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