By Vincent Olatunji, PhD

How important is the place of data protection and privacy in the affairs of young people in Nigeria?

On June 12, 2023, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR signed the Nigeria Data Protection Act (NDPA) into law establishing a legal framework to protect individuals’ personal information, regulate personal dataprocessing n Nigeria, and address concerns regarding data security, consent, and individual rights.

The NDPA set the basis for consent as an essential component of Data Protection practice in Nigeria signifying that Consent of a child or person lacking legal capacity is still a necessity.

In this case therefore, the Act stipulates that where a data subject is a child or a person lacking the legal capacity to give consent, a data controller is required to obtain the consent of the parent or legal guardian (as applicable). “In doing this, appropriate mechanisms are required to be applied to verify age and consent, taking into consideration available technology. The presentation of any… Click HEREto read all.

 

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