NDPC Introduces National Privacy Awareness Campaign To Protect Personal Data


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The Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC) has said it is set to introduce the pre-inaugural National Privacy and Digital Awareness campaign aimed at educating the masses on the importance of safeguarding personal data and privacy in the digital realm.

National Commissioner NDPC, Dr. Vincent Olatunji who disclosed this on Friday in a statement Signed by the Head, media unit, Itunu Dosekun said this is in a bid to uphold the principles outlined in the Nigeria Data Protection Act (NDPA), 2023.

The primary objective of the campaign which is spearheaded by the Nigerian Stakeholders for Data Protection Awareness ( NSDPA) is to raise awareness on the significance of data protection and privacy, not only to foster a secure digital environment but also to stimulate job opportunities across Nigeria.

By empowering thousands of Nigerians to contribute their creativity to the campaign, the NSDPA seeks to deepen the value proposition of the National Awareness Campaign while simultaneously addressing critical issues in data protection.

The campaign aims to reach citizens across all six geo-political zones of Nigeria, including North West: Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Dutse, Birni Kebbi, Gusau North East: Maiduguri, Yola, Gombe, Jalingo, Bauchi, DamaturuNorth Central: Jos, Makurdi, Lafia, Ilorin, MinnaSouth West: Lagos, Ibadan, Ogun, Akure, Ado-Ekiti, Oshogbo,South East: Enugu, Owerri, Abakaliki, Awka, Umuahia, South South: Port Harcourt, Calabar, Uyo, Yenagoa, Benin, Asaba.

The National Privacy and Digital Awareness Campaign, set to utilize extensive media resources, is a collaborative effort between the NSDPA and the NDPC.

Its overarching aim is to assist the NDPC in achieving its strategic mandate of fostering a National Culture of Data Protection Awareness, aligning with the provisions outlined in the Nigeria Data Protection Act.

Through this campaign, Nigeria endeavors to create a safer and more secure digital environment while empowering its citizens with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect their personal data.


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