The Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC) has initiated bilateral cooperation on data privacy and protection with the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC), United Kingdom.
At its study visit to the OIC located in London and Wilmslow, UK, the NDPC team led by its National Commissioner, Dr. Vincent Olatunji, gained insight into the workings of a full-fledged data protection authority, a statement by NDPC said on Wednesday.
The statement signed by NDPC Media Head, Itunu Dosekun said Dr. Olatunji shared Nigeria’s experience and innovations in the implementation of the Nigeria Data Protection, 2023. The NDPC team was received by the ICO Deputy Commissioner for Regulatory Supervision, Stephen Bonner.
During the visit, the two authorities explored various areas of data protection regulation, particularly: Policies and Statutory Guidelines, Data Protection Impact Assessment, Children’s Privacy Data, Data Controller’s Registration and fees, Enforcement, Investigations & Penalties.
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Further bilateral consultations will be held towards developing a Memorandum of Understanding to deepen knowledge exchange and data privacy between the two data protection authorities.