Taxtech is also a licensed Data Protection Compliance Organisation (DPCO). 21 Search Limited is a company focused on recruitment, trainings and certification services.
Nigeria's National Information and Technology Development Agency (NITDA) issued the 2019 Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) to safeguard the rights of natural persons to the privacy of their Personal Data by, among other measures, regulating transactions involving the collection, use and exchange of Personal Data.
The NDPR springs from the shadows of the European Union's Global Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR), a product of over 50 years of privacy law development in Europe. NITDA seeing the dearth of data protection practitioners in Nigeria, instituted the ingenious idea of appointing Data Protection Compliance Organisations (DPCOs) with the view of the DPCOs providing NDPR and related services (training, auditing and consulting) and products.
The essence of the NDPR Academy® is basically to train and certify a generation of persons that can foster the cause of privacy rights and the NDPR (including its future form) specifically. This is especially because there are an estimated over 1.5 million organisations in Nigeria that meet the NITDA filing/compliance threshold of 1000 Data Subjects; and each of these organisations would require at least one personnel, sufficiently versed in NDPR and Nigerian privacy rights law in general.
Seven (7) modules were covered in the 2019Q4 NDPR Academy® Class, which is the first foundational (basic) class of the NDPR Academy®. The faculty had certified EU GDPR experts notably; Mr. Bidemi Olumide, Mr. Femi Daniel and Mr. Oyeyemi Oke. The modules extensively covered issues relating to Privacy Rights Laws in Nigeria, Principles of Personal Data Collection and Administration, The Rights of Data Subjects, The Obligations of Data Controllers and Administrators, Local and International Transfers of Personal Data, Data Protection Compliance Processes – Audits and Impact Assessments and NDPR Liabilities, Penalties and Remedies.
The NDPR Academy® Class would be a quarterly event with the next Class scheduled to hold in Q1 2020. Early registration is advised for interested participants once information on the Class is released in order to avoid the rush. Detailed information on the NDPR Academy® is available on www.ndpracademy.ng.
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