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FCCPC, NDPB Establish Joint Mutual Enforcement Desk

by Isiyaku Ahmed
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The federal government of Nigeria, Friday, enacted the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) in furtherance of prevailing national and international instruments and protocols to protect citizens.

The Executive Vice-chairman/Chief Executive Officer Babatunde Irukere said in February 2022, The Nigeria Data Protection Bureau was created as an enforcement mechanism of the NDPR.

This was contained in a statement by the Executive Vice-Chairman, FCCPC.

According to him, the key mandates of the FCCPC include protection of consumers, and their privacy, enforcement of enactments (including NDPR) for such protection; as well as regulating competition, including the appropriation of data.

The commission and Bureau have established a joint Enforcement Desk (JED), he added.

Babatunde said: “Considering the mutuality of both agencies’ objectives and mandates, the commission, and Bureau on Tuesday established the JED as part of their collaboration.

“Both Agencies acknowledge digital markets strengthen economies and can promote shared prosperity, when properly regulated.

“The JED will address crucial issues of data protection and the rights of data subjects to ensure consumers and businesses derive the protection benefits that are inherent in the economic expansion that technology and digital markets will otherwise enhance.”

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