The Director General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mr Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Thursday inaugurated ‘NITDA Data Breach Investigation Team’ at the Agency’s Corporate Headquarters, Abuja.
The effort was aimed at safeguarding the rights, privacy and data of citizens in the country.
The Director General while inaugurating the Team said that, “ever since the Agency issued the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) on 25th January, 2019, there has been an unprecedented interest in the regulation as witnessed by the various engagements and inquiries about it”.
He further stated the objectives of the National Data Protection Regulations includes: Safeguarding the rights of citizens on data privacy; Fostering safe conduct in transactions involving the exchange of Personal Data; Enabling Nigerian businesses to be globally compliant & competitive to create jobs for eligible Nigerians.
Inuwa said that, “NITDA, as the IT sector regulator has a duty to ensure that the objectives of the regulations are being realised”. The highlight of the event was the inauguration of a 15-man committee that will investigate and checkmate any breach of the National Data Protection Regulations (NDPR).