FCCPC and NDPB Establish Joint Mutual Enforcement Office for Customer Data Protection

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission and the Nigerian Data Protection Bureau have announced the establishment of a Joint Mutual Enforcement Office.

This was revealed in a statement from the FCCPC on Friday, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.

He said the bureau will address crucial data protection to ensure consumers and businesses get protection.

What they say

The FCCPC stated that in February 2022, the Nigerian Data Protection Office was established as the enforcement mechanism of the NDPR.

This comes after the FG enacted the NDPR in 2019 as a continuation of existing national and international instruments and protocols to protect citizens.

Irukera said the collaboration will ensure that consumers and businesses enjoy the protection and benefits inherent in economic expansion that technology and digital markets have enhanced.

He said, “Considering the reciprocity of the objectives and mandates of the two agencies, the commission and the Bureau on Tuesday established the JED as part of their collaboration.

“Both agencies recognize that digital markets strengthen economies and can promote shared prosperity, when properly regulated.

“The JED will address critical issues of data protection and data subject rights to ensure that consumers and businesses enjoy the protection and benefits inherent in economic expansion that technology and digital markets otherwise enhance”

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