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President Bola Tinubu has signed the Nigeria Data Protection Bill, 2023 into law

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 National Commissioner Nigeria Data Protection Bureau, (NDPB),Vincent Olatunji, said this at the NDPD Strategic Roadmap and Action Plan(SRAP) validation workshop in Abuja.

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.

The Commission will be led by a National Commissioner with the responsibility of regulating the processing of personal information.

The bill establishes the Nigeria Data Protection Commission headed by a National Commissioner with the responsibility for regulating the processing of personal information.

To this end, the Commission will foster the development of personal data protection technologies, in accordance with recognised international good practices and ensure compliance with data protection obligations.

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