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The Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB) has announced a weeklong programme for the National Privacy Week beginning with a Press Conference January 28 on the Global Privacy Week with Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami as special guest of honour.

Data Privacy Week Programme 

A webinar holds 30th January on Safe Data Use Cases: Extending the Frontiers of Innovation and the Digital Economy. Day 3, January 31 hosts a Capacity Building Workshop on Data Protection and Privacy for Data Protection Officers (DPOs) in the Public Sector. The fourth day focuses on catching them young with data protection campaigns in secondary schools. By 4th February, programme of events include celebrating one year anniversary of the NDPB and launch of the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation Performance Report.

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Data Privacy Week, an annual global campaign, aims at educating individuals and businesses about the importance of online privacy. The week is “used to help spread awareness about data privacy and enlighten the general public on how to manage their personal information and keep it secure. Privacy Week also encourages businesses to respect data and be more transparent about how they collect and use customer’s data.”

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Nigeria officially joined the rest of the world January 2020 to celebrate the World Privacy Day with a National Data Privacy Awareness Week to enlighten Nigerians on the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR), how it affects them and impacts on business among other sectors.

According to the National Commissioner/CEO, NDPB,Dr. Vincent Olatunji, the National Privacy Week is helping to nurture a “culture of data privacy awareness” and educates citizens and businesses on managing personal information and keeping such data secure.

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