The Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) was issued in January 2019 pursuant to Section 6 (a,c) of the NITDA Act 2007. The Regulation is the current national law on data protection in Nigeria. It applies to public and private sector processing of personal data within and outside Nigeria. The Regulation is aimed at protecting the right to privacy, creating the right environment for digital transactions, job creation and improving information management practices in Nigeria.
NITDA as the Regulatory Authority for Data Protection aims at innovating data protection management in Africa through inclusive regulatory strategies, partnerships and continuous improvement. The Agency represents Nigeria (as Deputy Chair of the Data Protection and Localisation Working Group) at the African Union Policy and Regulatory Initiative for Digital Africa (AU-PRIDA).