Every time you fill an online form, you are putting your personal information in the public domain. This information usually includes your photograph, bank details, identification number, location, contact details, occupation, and telephone number. Your data is then processed by a Data Controller, which in some cases could be a public institution. There are 6 lawful bases for processing Personal Data as provided by the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation. Today on Privacy Notes, we will be looking at the regulatory guidelines for obtaining and protecting your personal information.
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NITDA’s Guidelines for the Management of Personal Data by Public Institutions
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) pursuant to its powers from the NITDA Act on the 18th of May 2020 released the Guidelines for the Management of Personal Data by Public Institutions (the “Guidelines”).
The Guidelines seeks to regulate Data Protection practices in Public Institutions in Nigeria at all levels of government, that is, Federal, States and Local.
Public Institutions must, in accordance with the Guidelines, the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) and other relevant data protection laws in Nigeria, consciously protect the Personal Data of Data Subjects in the data processing activities of the Public Institution.
To learn more about NITDA’s Guidelines for the Management of Personal Data by Public Institutions in Nigeria visit: https://blog.ndpracademy.ng/the-guideline-series/