Data Protection in Nigeria: What Organisations Need to Know

The increasing interest in data protection laws results from digitization and the consequential ease of compromising data; the global scalability of data breaches using the internet and cloud computing; and the incentive for data breaches owing to the acquired value of data in today’s business world.

Personal Data, not company data, is the subject of data protection. Personal data is defined to mean any information relating to individuals who can be personally identified from that data either on its own or with other data held. It includes names, addresses, telephone numbers, date of birth, job titles, etc.