National Committee for NDP Act GAID Inaugurated by NDPC

NDPC-inaugurates-NDP-Act-GAIDThe NDP Act GAID inauguration session

The General Application and Implementation Directive (GAID) was officially launched on Monday, September 4, 2023, by Dr. Vincent Olatunji, National Commissioner of the Nigeria Data Protection Commission.

The Commission is taking a number of crucial regulatory steps, including the NDP Act GAID, to guarantee a smooth compliance process with the Nigeria Data Protection Act 2023.

The inauguration session

The Committee’s work will include, among other things, providing guidance on the organizational and technical steps that data controllers and processors are expected to take to protect data subjects’ privacy, data security, and data sovereignty, according to a press release from Itunu Dosekun, Head, Media Unit, NDPC.

The inauguration session
The inauguration session

Furthermore, the NDP Act GAID, will among others, provide clarity on the definitions of critical terms and concepts such as Child Consent, Data Subjects’ Rights, Lawful Basis of Data Processing and Registration of Data Controllers and Data Processors and Cross Border Data Transfers among others.

Dr. Vincent Olatunji, National Commissioner, the Nigeria Data Protection Commission with members of the NDP Act GAID

The NDP Act GAID Committee which comprises 8 members is chaired by the Commission’s Head, Legal, Enforcement and Regulations, Babatunde Bamigboye, Esq.,with Mr. Tokunbo Smith of the Association of Licensed Data Protection Organizations of Nigeria as Co-Chair. Hauwa Hadejia, Esq is to serve as the Secretary.  Other members of the Committee include Ozoemena F. Nwogbo, Esq., Mr. Gbenga Sesan,Mr. David Daser, Femi Daniels, Esq. and Ifeoma Peters, Esq.

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