President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Wednesday signed the Nigeria Data Protection Bill, 2023 into law.
Dr Vincent Olatunji, the National Commissioner, Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB), confirmed this at the NDPD Strategic Roadmap and Action Plan(SRAP) validation workshop in Abuja.
The Nigeria Data Protection Act, 2023 provides a legal framework for the protection of personal information and the practice of data protection in Nigeria.
The bill 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.