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Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by treesun: 11:30pm On Oct 04
The minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Pantami says it is a criminal offence to access data in Nigeria without permission.

This he said underscored the need to have principal legislation in place, in order to ensure the safety, privacy and confidentiality of data in Nigeria.

 And to address the situation, he said the ministry is working hard with critical stakeholders to bequeath the country’s principal legislation before the end of this year.

The minister made this known on Tuesday during a National Validation Workshop on the draft National Data Protection Bill held in Abuja.

The bill according to him will be transmitted to the Federal Executive Council for deliberation and if approved by Federal Executive Council will be transmitted to the National Assembly by the President to enable them to Kickstart the process of legislation before the commencement of general elections next year.

“There is a need to have principal legislation in place, in order to ensure safety, privacy and confidentiality of data.

“The Bill will be transmitted to the Federal Executive Council for deliberation and if approved by FEC, will be transmitted to the National Assembly by the President to enable them to Kickstart the process of legislation before the end of December 2022.

“The reason for having the legislation is to ensure that there is no vacuum. In order to ensure confidentiality, privacy and security of our citizen’s data, we commenced the process of having principal legislation in Nigeria Data Protection law.

“The ministry is working hard with critical stakeholders to bequeath a befitting principal legislation for Data Protection before the end of the year.”

He said, though, the country has other existing legislation the country requires principal legislation to guarantee the safety and privacy of individual and corporate organizations.

He explained that the workshop was necessary to collate stakeholders’ input for inclusive and rancour-free legislation.

“The Bill is very important and without legislation on it will not make much impact. It is a sector that has unlimited space to be utilized to grow the economy.

“Enacting the National Data Protection law is in the process, this process commenced in January 2019, when we came up with a Nigeria legislation.

He further said that a lot had been achieved in the area of creating awareness, and job creation.

“We realized the need to have a full-fledged law which is principal legislation which will go as an executive bill in order to accommodate all the areas that are not backed by full legislation.

“The process was initially coordinated by NIMC but President Muhammadu Buhari later approved a full-blown agency NDPB.

“The data being generated today is mind-boggling, and because of the huge data being generated, we must have legislation in place to ensure that there is confidentiality and privacy of that data so that the data will not be abused.

“The first industrial revolution was about data generation, citizens submit their data to government or private institutions, some countries commercialize data and that is why we are very proactive in Nigeria in order to ensure that there is no vacuum,

“We came up with the Nigeria Data Protection regulation and relying on our regulatory powers, immediately commenced enforcement because subsidiary legislation is considered a law up to the Supreme Court.

“The reason for having the legislation is to ensure that there is no vacuum. In order to ensure confidentiality, privacy and security of our citizen’s data, we commenced the process of having a principal legislation in Nigeria Data Protection law.

“In the 4th industrial revolution, data is key, the quantity of data generated in Nigeria in the last three years increased by 202 per cent. The whole quantity of data generated globally within three years approximately was 5 exabytes. In 48 hours, the quantity of data generated globally is equated to the quantity of data that was generated within a period of 5000 years.

“By 2025, because of the Internet of Things, it is going to be exponential growth of data.

Today the data being generated in Nigeria is in terabytes and there must be legislation in place to ensure that this data being generated is confidential, secured and private.

“The 1999 Constitution specifically states that citizens’ correspondences and communication must be private and confidential and the Section 37 of the constitution, data protection was clearly mentioned except under the cybercrime 2015 where there is a provision of Lawful Intercept  where security agencies establish a prima facie case before intercepting certain communication.”

In his address, the National Commissioner of the National Data Protection Bureau, Dr Vincent Olatunji said, “One of the mandates of the bureau by the President is to enact principal legislation on data protection.

“We are here to give a synopsis of the bill and by midnight the bureau will download the draft bill on its website and that of the ministry.

“The target is to get it passed before  December.”

The Director General of the National Identity Management Commission. Engr. Azeez Aliyu said the process started in 2019  with the National Data Protection Regulation as subsidiary legislation enacted based on the provision of the NITDA Act 2007.

“Data generation starts at birth and we have very low birth registration, we have. All these data are important for the development of the nation,” he said and pledged continued support by NIMC to ensure the success of the project.

In his goodwill message, the chairman. Sen. Committee on Communication, Sen. Yakubu  Oseni said that the Bill is very important and without legislation on it, the sector would make little impact on the economy.

” It is a sector that has unlimited space to be utilized to grow the economy.

“Enacting the National Data Protection law is in the process, this process commenced in January 2019, where we came up with a Nigeria.”

Earlier in his opening Address, the

Coordinator of NID4D Project,  Solomon Odole explained that the process of protecting data in Nigeria started in 2019  with the National Data Protection Regulation as a subsidiary legislation enacted based on the provision of the NITDA Act 2007.

To begin accurate data preservation, he said the collation starts at birth and we have very low birth registration, we have

“All these data are important for the development of the nation.”

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/10/its-criminal-offence-to-access-data-in-nigeria-without-permission-pantami/

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Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by Mystic216: 11:57pm On Oct 04
You should talk to your dog agencies

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Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by VeryWickedGoat: 12:36am On Oct 05
Anywhere in the world professor aboki bororo.

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Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by Racoon(m): 1:10am On Oct 05
“Oh God, give victory to the Taliban and to al-Qaeda. Jihad is an obligation for every single believer, especially in Nigeria."

“..May God have mercy on Ahmad Fadeel al-Khalayleh"( Isah Pantami -speaking after the death of notorious Al-Qaeda leader)
Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isa_Ali_Pantami
And you with avowed affinity and love for Al Quaeda terrorists group is not criminal by superseding over the critical data of millions of Nigerians?

"...It is no longer in doubt that government is obsessed with going after perceived opponents and critical media, while terrorists and their sponsors are allowed to freely transact business without being monitored and arrested...."
https://www.arise.tv/outrage-as-ecowas-report-uncovers-iswaps-n18bn-terror-financing-network/

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Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by omowolewa: 1:14am On Oct 05
Nothing can stop acquiring data as much as its not classified data which even level of previledge determines.........

We are in information age, life has moved on, Oga evolve

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Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by yinkus6750(m): 1:28am On Oct 05
Governance is all about accountability to the people.
There should be classification of different data's.
In as much as it isn't a security risk all data's on government should be accessible without permission by the governed

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Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by olisaEze(m): 2:19am On Oct 05
Your defense: The Freedom of Information Act 2011 gives everyone the right to request information, whether or not contained in any written form, which is in the custody or possession of any public official, agency or institution howsoever described.

Their defense: You have the right to request and they have the right to refuse! Kabisch?? grin

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Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by Brendaniel: 2:33am On Oct 05
And it's criminal offence to steal people's money from their bank accounts in the name mobile banking taxation...

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Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by Imaubong(f): 4:50am On Oct 05
good
Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by oyeb15: 4:52am On Oct 05
Government is really protecting terrorists.

Strictly No Data Access? Everything is Classified. High Grade Clearance before any access.


How can we fight terrorism then.

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Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by Creamypie(m): 5:07am On Oct 05
Is he,telling us?what about the ones he himself dey give out?

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Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by Akinsete19(m): 5:07am On Oct 05
Does Nigeria have any accurate data?
Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by cjudy(m): 5:08am On Oct 05
shocked
Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by Owaincouncil: 5:24am On Oct 05
Patami, patami, patami.
Kindly release my ID card oooooo

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Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by christistruth01: 5:24am On Oct 05
Pantami is not a Prof

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Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by limeta(f): 5:26am On Oct 05
This terrorist is up to something

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Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by bigdammyj: 5:27am On Oct 05
Noted.
Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by Emman08: 5:29am On Oct 05
Can't wait for some of these quacks to leave government soonest

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Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by Throwback: 5:29am On Oct 05
omowolewa:
Nothing can stop acquiring data as much as its not classified data which even level of previledge determines.........

We are in information age, life has moved on, Oga evolve

Data protection is one of the issues Facebook is facing today.

Facebook sued over Cambridge Analytica data scandal

By Cristina Criddle
Technology reporter
28 October 2020

Facebook is being sued for failing to protect users' personal data in the Cambridge Analytica breach.

The scandal involved harvested Facebook data of 87 million people being used for advertising during elections.

Mass legal action is being launched against Facebook for misuse of information from almost one million users in England and Wales.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/technology-54722362.amp


Na for your mind alone that security breach evolution occur. Information age itself understands the need for data privacy and protection more than ever before.

Forming woke and anti-government, rather than analyse issues critically.

The same people who said they do not trust Pantami with their data, are the same useless fellows who would come and criticise him for saying there should be data protection.

Self destructive anarchists.

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Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by fasho01(m): 5:44am On Oct 05
Isn't it supposed to be dependent on the data being requested?

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Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by ipobarethieves: 5:53am On Oct 05
angry angry BASTARD angry! Una Don increase data price/top am with 100 N.Amadioha strike una angry sad

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Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by ipobarethieves: 5:54am On Oct 05
sad wic useless school SELL Prof for this TERRORIST angry angry
Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by AderonkeOlaniyi(f): 5:56am On Oct 05
Foolish head slammer!

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Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by AjiyaMaina: 5:56am On Oct 05
Weldone

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Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by AderonkeOlaniyi(f): 5:59am On Oct 05
Throwback:


Data protection is one of the issues Facebook is facing today.

Na for your mind alone that security breach evolution occur. Information age itself understands the need for data privacy and protection more than ever before.

Forming woke and anti-government, rather than analyse issues critically.

The same people who said they do not trust Pantami with their data, are the same useless fellows who would come and criticise him for saying there should be data protection.

Self destructive anarchists.

IT IS NOT DIFFICULT SPOTTING A SLAVE.

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Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by Elidrisy20: 6:03am On Oct 05
Biafrans una don hear abi
Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by Bigchristo: 6:11am On Oct 05
treesun:


https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/10/its-criminal-offence-to-access-data-in-nigeria-without-permission-pantami/


This mumu wey make everybody go register NIN all because they want to catch kidnappers till date dem still Dey kidnap Nigerians and collecting ransom, na foolish people occupy office dem nor really know exactly what to do

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Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by mytime24(f): 6:16am On Oct 05
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Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by Throwback: 6:23am On Oct 05
AderonkeOlaniyi:


IT IS NOT DIFFICULT SPOTTING A SLAVE.

Another empty head who think to be woke means to be anti-government.

The reason for having the legislation is to ensure that there is no vacuum. In order to ensure confidentiality, privacy and security of our citizen’s data, we commenced the process of having a principal legislation in Nigeria Data Protection law.

Once they see any news emanating from the government, their default setting is to lament ignorantly. Even if it is for their own good or the common good, they are too sunken in their arrogant ignorance to comprehend.

Another hungry "Tunde" and "Haruna".

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Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by olaric(m): 6:31am On Oct 05
The entire article shouldn't have been more than two or three paragraphs, but the OP is obsessed with long long torry.

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Re: Pantami: It’s Criminal Offence To Access Data In Nigeria Without Permission by GavelSlam: 6:36am On Oct 05
omowolewa:
Nothing can stop acquiring data as much as its not classified data which even level of previledge determines.........

We are in information age, life has moved on, Oga evolve

You are fool.

What is GDPR in Europe?

What is CCPA.

All these kids that have a default setting of RESIST.

You don't even understand the topic but your first instinct is to OPPOSE.

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