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NDPB advocates data protection legislation

National Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Data Protection Bureau, Dr Vincent Olatunji says the enactment of a principal Data Protection legislation will strengthening the legal framework for data protection in the country.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Manager, Communications Nigeria Digital Identification for Development (ID4D) project, Dr Walter Duru.

National Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer says critical stakeholders will be brainstorming on the way forward for Data Protection legislation.

Dr Olatunji noted that about two hundred stakeholders from across the country are meeting in Abuja to discuss the need for a principal Data Protection Law in Nigeria.

Project Coordinator, Nigeria Digital Identification for Development project, Mr Musa Odole Solomon pledged the support of the ID4D project to efforts towards enacting a data protection legislation for Nigeria.

The event will bring together representatives of relevant public institutions, the private sector and civil society organizations for group discussion.

The Policy Dialogue is put together by the Nigeria Data Protection Bureau, with support from the Nigeria Digital Identification for Development (ID4D) project.

The Nigeria Digital Identification for Development project is a Nigerian project, jointly funded by the World Bank, European Investment Bank and French Development Agency to support the identification ecosystem in the country, over a five-year period.

Editing by Adeniyi Bakare