Tinubu signs data protection bill into law

Jun 14, 2023 - 15:43
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Tinubu signs data protection bill into law
President Tinubu here signing the bill into law

Nigeria - President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has signed the Nigeria Data Protection Bill, 2023 into law, NAN reports. 

The Nigeria Data Protection Act, 2023 provides a legal framework for the protection of personal information and the practice of data protection in Nigeria.

Dr Vincent Olatunji, the National Commissioner, Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB), said this at the NDPD Strategic Roadmap and Action Plan(SRAP) validation workshop in Abuja.

The bill, NAN reports was sent to the Senate and House of Representatives for consideration and passage on Tuesday, April 4 2023 via a letter from former President Muhammadu Buhari.

"Now an Act, the new law establishes the Nigeria Data Protection Commission and replaces the NDPB established by former  President Buhari in February 2022". 

The Commission will be led by a National Commissioner with the responsibility of regulating the processing of personal information. NAN. 

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