Nigeria Hosts National Privacy Week

Nigeria Hosts National Privacy Week

Nigeria is ready for the 2023 edition of the Global Data Privacy Day as the Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB) will host the National Privacy Week.

The country will, on Saturday, 28 January, join the international community to observe Global Data Privacy Day 2023.

This was contained in a press release by the Head, Legal Enforcement and Regulations of NDPB, Babatunde Bamigboye Esq.

Global Data Privacy Day is a day set aside to create awareness of fundamental rights and freedoms relating to the privacy of citizens in the data processing ecosystem.


“In line with the overarching global objective of awareness on data privacy, the Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB), will be organising a National Privacy Week

“It is a week of intensive focus on awareness creation in the area of data subjects’ rights, capacity-building on data governance and data breach remediation, among others,” it was stated in the release.

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, is expected to flag off the National Privacy Week with a press conference on the Global Data Privacy Day.

The release further stated that the National Privacy Week also coincided with the one year anniversary of the establishment of the Bureau.

“The NDPB, under the leadership of Dr. Vincent Olatunji as its National Commission and CEO, will set-up an Accelerated Data Breach Remediation unit to resolve petitions from data subjects within the National Privacy Week,” it was added.

The NDPB was established to provide expert advice on data protection issues and handle complaints lodged against violations of the General Data Protection Regulation and the relevant national laws.

The Data Protection Act seeks to empower individuals to take control of their personal data and to support organisations with their lawful processing of personal data.

Data protection is about ensuring people can trust you to use their data fairly and responsibly.

If you collect information about individuals for any reason other than your own personal, family or household purposes, you need to comply.