The World Bank and stakeholders have asjed the Federal Government to enact a data protection and privacy law following rapid growth of digital economy.
This was reportedly discussed at a two-day Policy Dialogue on Nigeria’s Data Protection law, a meeting called by the Nigeria Data Protection Bureau, with support from the Nigeria Digital Identification for a Development project in Abuja- where participants were of the view that a data protection law for the country was long overdue.
World Bank’s Country Director for Nigeria, Shubham Chaudhuri said government should take steps towards legislating a data protection law for the country.
Chaudhuri said digital identification is a key to unlocking the potential of nations, and a data protection law was crucial for Nigeria.
” Digital identification is key to unlocking the potential of nations. A data protection law is very critical for Nigeria. Nigeria’s potential for a digital economy is high. We are hopeful that Nigeria will be able to enact a data protection and privacy law soon.
No fewer than 250 stakeholders were said to have unanimously given nod to the steps towards enacting a principal data protection law for Nigeria.