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Essential Data Privacy and Protection Policies Every Organization in Nigeria Should Have

With the rapid advancement of technology resulting in technological breakthroughs like the digitalization of data, electronic transmission, and storage of personal data, it has become imperative for every organization engaged in data processing operations to develop appropriate policy documents primarily for governing data processing operations. Data protection policies assist organizations in setting rules, guidelines, procedures, […]


The Regulation of Data in Nigeria: Cross-Border Transfer of Data

In today’s world, the commonly used phrase “the world is your oyster” can now be taken literally by businesses. With the use of technology and data analytics, companies can now reach customers across borders with products/ services tailored to meet the peculiar needs of customers in various countries. Yet, it’s also important to understand the […]


Verifyme Nigeria Brings Efficiencies To KYC, Biometric Liveness Checking, Creates Address Marketplace

Nigerian startup VerifyMe is adding to its range of identity verification tools for KYC with biometric liveness detection, a banking number verification integration, an updated address service called VeriFind and a verified address marketplace. The company is conducting 100,000 standard address verifications per month. The firm, which has ambitions to verify an increasing number of […]


5 Things to Do to Monitor Your Company’s Data Protection Practices in Nigeria

As data usage in Nigeria is fast becoming an inevitable part of business practices, the regulatory oversight of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) in protecting personal information now cuts across most sectors of the economy. More than ever before, it is important that all companies assess their practices in view of the Nigeria […]


DATA PROTECTION AUDIT NOTICE

The Nigeria Data Protection Regulation, 2019 (NDPR) requires organizations that collect and process personal data of Nigerians and Nigerian residents to adopt appropriate systems and processes to ensure adequate protection of personal data and the rights of individuals. What steps do organizations need to take to ensure compliance with the law?

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DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS IN AN EMPLOYER – EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP IN NIGERIA

The Nigerian Data Protection Regulation was introduced by the National Information Technology Development Agency to safeguard, regulate, and protect against personal data breaches and also ensure Nigerian businesses remain competitive in international trade. What are the changes that organizations that process personal data had to make to the way that personal data is collected and […]


EXAMINATIONS: DATA SUBJECTS’ RIGHTS UNDER THE NIGERIAN DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS 2019

In many developed countries, the right to data protection (DP) is a fundamental human right. In Nigeria, the position seems unsettled, with two emerging schools of thought. The first believes that DP is an extension of the right to privacy as provided in the 1999 Constitution. The second school of thought argues strongly that DP […]


DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS IN AN EMPLOYER – EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP IN NIGERIA

The Nigerian Data Protection Regulation was introduced by the National Information Technology Development Agency to safeguard, regulate, and protect against personal data breaches and also ensure Nigerian businesses remain competitive in international trade. What are the changes that organizations that process personal data had to make to the way that personal data is collected and […]


AT A GLANCE: HIRING EMPLOYEES IN NIGERIA 

In Nigeria, does it make a difference if an employer conducts its own checks or hires a third party? There are no central databases for the storage of information in Nigeria, and the information retrievable from background checks is limited. There are no restrictions against checks on applicants. However, this is subject to section 37 […]


One Third of Graduates Carry Fake Credentials

According to Kola Olugbodi, CEO, Background Check International, BCI, about 33% of applicants present forged credentials, submit fabricated, exaggerated and misleading CVs just to become employable. “Certificate forgery has gained ground because the Nigerian society places too much priority on certificates, thus the need for background checks during recruitment,” Olugbodi said. Citing instances of doctors, […]




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