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RETHINKING DATA PROTECTION IN NIGERIA: GAPS AND OPPORTUNITIES

There is growing technological advancement and a continuous shift from manual to digital processes across various sectors globally.[1] Thus, data privacy and protection has become a global concern to individuals and businesses alike[2] as it is regarded as one of the defining socio-cultural and economic issue of our time.[3] The aforesaid, being seen in previous […]

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BUILDING AN EFFECTIVE SYSTEM FOR ENFORCEMENT OF DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS IN NIGERIA: THE SETBACKS AND WAY FORWARD

1.0       INTRODUCTION Up until recently, data[i] protection rights have almost never been a subject of national concern. However, with the emergence of the digital economy the need to regulate and keep up pace with international regulatory instruments like the GDPR[ii] on the sanctity of personal data[iii], the nation’s IT hub – NITDA[iv] in May 2019, […]

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CYBERSECURITY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

“Wahala be like bicycle, e dey easy to start; Wahala be like cyberattack, anyone fit get am.” This popular twitter phrase is used to describe how problems can develop quickly, even when untriggered. Bringing this home, the internet is the new market square, and every day is a market day. Many of us use the […]

AN ANALYSIS OF NIGERIA’S DATA PROTECTION FRAMEWORK IN THE LIGHT OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHT STANDARDS ON PRIVACY

Introduction The growing rate of concerns centering on widespread corporate data collection and the information asymmetries emanating from these practices continues to rise in a geometric progression. The advancement in information communication technology is dramatically improving the level of real-time communication and information-sharing, hence, through an improvement in the access to information and facilitation of […]