In today’s digitally interconnected world, individuals and organizations often find themselves managing data across international borders, a practice known as Cross-Border Data Transfer. As Nigerian businesses expand globally, navigating the legal and regulatory landscape surrounding data protection becomes paramount.

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Tanta Innovative limited, an indigenous cybersecurity firm specializing in data advisory and solutions for Nigerian businesses, is at the forefront of addressing these challenges. Led by Founder and CEO, Abraham Tanta, the company offers valuable insights and solutions to mitigate the risks associated with cross-border data transfers.

Cross-border data transfer presents significant challenges, including potential breaches and legal implications,” stated Abraham Tanta. “At Tanta Innovative, we provide Nigerian businesses with free advisory services and deploy various solutions to preemptively address data breaches.”

Tanta elaborated on the complexities of cross-border data transfer, emphasizing the importance of compliance with regulations such as the Nigerian Data Protection Regulation (NDPR). He highlighted key considerations including Adequacy Decisions by the Nigerian Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) for approved countries and the use of Derogations for countries not on the approved list.


Furthermore, Tanta emphasized the stringent data protection standards set by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the necessity for Nigerian businesses to understand and comply with these regulations when engaging with EU clients or partners.

In addition to legal considerations, Tanta underscored the importance of implementing robust technical measures to safeguard data during transfer, including encryption and secure channels.

Looking ahead, Tanta stressed the need for Nigerian businesses to stay informed about evolving data protection regulations globally and adapt their practices accordingly. Tanta Innovative stands ready to support businesses with security compliance assessments, contract reviews, and comprehensive IT consulting services.


In conclusion, Tanta urged Nigerian businesses to prioritize understanding their data, staying compliant with relevant regulations, and partnering wisely with international counterparts who prioritize data protection. For businesses navigating complex data transfer challenges, Tanta Innovative offers a wealth of expertise and resources to ensure peace of mind.


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