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Personal data protection in Nigeria

Type of Resource:
Research report

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- Challenges
- Solutions or Strategies

- Internet Governance
- Internet Safety

Author(s): Chukwuyere Izuogu

In Nigeria, privacy is a fundamental human right guaranteed by the Constitution. However, this promise of privacy is not backed by comprehensive data protection legislation — leaving citizens unprotected as government and private organisations routinely collect and process their personal data. This paper reviews the data collection practices, policies and regulations in place to govern the management of online and offline personal data in Nigeria. It offers policy recommendations for a new data protection framework, necessary to protect the data privacy of Nigerian citizens.


Region of Study:
West Africa,

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