1,213 firms complied with data protection regulation – NITDA

1,213 firms complied with data protection regulation – NITDA

The National Information Technology Development Agency has said 1,213 firms have complied with the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation.

NITDA’s Head of Corporate Affairs and External Affairs, Mrs Hadiza Umar, disclosed this in a statement on Friday, titled ‘NITDA publishes a list of NDPR-compliant organisations for 2020-2021’.

The statement said, “The list is an authoritative repository of organisations that have prioritised compliance with the NDPR, and has become a reference point for global law firms, multinationals, investors, and compliance enthusiasts.

“The list indicates those organisations that have undergone the NDPR Audit process to ascertain their level of compliance, and identify areas for improvement.

NITDA said all the listed organisations had engaged a data protection compliance organisation to train their staff, and to implement basic data protection protocols.

According to the statement, the 1,213 organisations operate in 13 sectors, namely health, transport and logistics, public sector, industrial and extractive, ICT and media, energy and power, education, finance, commerce, and consulting.

NITDA published the list on its website, and the companies include Dangote, LG Electronics, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Honeywell Flour Mills Plc, Nestle Nigeria Plc, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, Airtel Nigeria Networks Limited, and Safeboda Nigeria Limited.

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