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Nigeria: New regulation demonstrates a serious approach to data protection

This is a fresh piece published by DataGuidance by OneTrust. It is written by our Lead Partner Senator Iyere Ihenyen who is Nigeria’s expert contributor to DataGuidance by OneTrust. 

Excerpt

“On 25 January 2019, the National Information Technology Development Agency (‘NITDA’) issued the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation 2019 (‘the Regulation). Although it is a subsidiary legislation, the Regulation has the force of law, having been issued in accordance with the mandate of the National Information Technology Development Agency Act 2007 (the ‘NITDA Act’). Senator Iyere Ihenyen, Lead Partner at Infusion Lawyers, provides insight into how the Regulation will work, and comments on the impact it will have on data protection within Nigeria.”- DataGuidance by OneTrust

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