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Guidance on Filing of Data Protection Compliance Audit Returns in Nigeria

The Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC) recently issued a Guidance Notice (the“Notice”) on the filing of data protection Compliance Audit Returns (CARs) ahead of the next cycle for the filing of CARs in 2024. The Notice provides information and instructions for data..

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Webber Wentzel

New standard operating procedures for the investigation, search, access or seizure of cyber articles

The Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Investigation, Search, Access or Seizure of Articles in terms of section 26 of the Cybercrimes Act 19 of 2020 (CCA) were published by the Department of Police on 6 October 2023.​ The CCA creates legal mechanisms to address ..

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MDR Advogados

Regulation of the Registration and Licensing of Intermediary Providers of Electronic Services and Digital Platforms Operators

Decree no. 59/2023, of October 27, which approves the Regulation on the Registration and Licensing of Intermediary Providers of Electronic Services and Digital Platforms Operators (Regulation), was recently published.

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NDPC Issues Guidance Notice for Data Protection Compliance Audit Returns Filing

The Nigeria Data Protection Commission (“NDPC/the Commission”) has published a Guidance Notice prescribing the formalities for the data protection compliance audit returns (“CAR”) filing and other pertinent compliance requirements for data controllers moving forward (the ..

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FB Attorneys

VPN in Tanzania Regulated

On 13 October 2023, the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) issued a Public Notice regarding the use of Virtual Private Network (VPN) in the country. It should be noted that VPN is an encrypted connection over the Internet from a device to a net..

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Jackson, Etti & Edu

Understanding The Framework For Advertising NAFDAC Regulated Products And What The Law Requires Of Manufacturers, Importers, Distributors And Retailers

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is the body that regulates and control the importation, exportation, manufacture, advertisement, distribution, sale and use of food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, bottled water and chemicals am..

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SPA Ajibade & Co.

Data Privacy At The Core Of Open Banking In Nigeria

The emergence of open banking has transformed the financial landscape, offering customers opportunities to access innovative financial services. However, as the open banking ecosystem continues to evolve, the need to navigate the intersection of data privacy regulations a..

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Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

Data Breaches: Compliance obligations under the Nigerian Data Protection Act 2023

Data breaches are now a regular occurrence in the modern data-driven and digital global 
economy that the world has now become. A number of organisations have suffered data 
breaches in the course of their operations with differing degrees of seriousness. ..

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The right of access to information vs the right to privacy?

The Access to Information Act 8 of 2022 (hereinafter “the Act”), was passed by Parliament and signed by the President of the Republic of Namibia on 29 November 2022, but has however, not yet been brought into force. Although not having taken effect in Namibia, the concept..

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