The Federal Government says it will protect Nigerians’ personal information online in view of the rising data theft, Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency, Kashifu Inuwa, has said.
Inuwa said this while participating at a panel discussion during Nigerian Bar Association Annual General Conference held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, a statement Monday from the NITDA said.
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Represented by Olufemi Daniel, Inuwa noted that every moment spent on the internet leaves personal data footprints on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc) and search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc) making the companies get richer through yet free services, but with the personal data of individuals stored online.
He said research had shown that the value of individual personal data on digital platforms is about $12 per person, thus paving way for technology companies to generate revenue.