The Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB) is seeking partnering with Netherlands in the implementation of data protection regulations, laws among other areas of interest.
The National Commissioner, NDPB, Dr. Vincent Olatunji, disclosed this in a statement by the Head, of the Media Unit, Itunu Dosekun on Wednesday in Abuja.
Olatunji during the executive session, at the Nigeria-Netherlands Economic Consultation, guaranteed that the personal data of the Dutch citizens is safe in Nigeria.
He added that appropriate measures have been put in place through the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation and the establishment of the Nigeria Data Protection Bureau by the Federal Government.
“We are happy to work with you in the area of awareness and capacity building and spreading the gospel of data protection because it is the key, the bedrock of the global digital economy, “he said.
The National Commissioner stated that Nigeria has gained the lead of Data Protection in Africa compared to other countries.
“The EU countries have gone ahead with Data Protection but Nigeria gain the lead in Africa with over 200 million people, we have put in place an appropriate structure to create confidence and trust in whatever you are doing with us in terms of trade and commerce because one of the objectives of the NDPR is to increase the global competitiveness of businesses in the country.”
“We have a combined earning of N5.5bn in the sector, which is contributing to our GDP,” he said.
The event was well attended by Delegates from the Netherlands’ Foreign Affairs, Chief Executive Officers from Ministry Department and Agencies (MDAs) and Organized Private Sector were present at the consultation.