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NITDA opens entries for data protection service providers, tech developers

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) as part of the

Privacy Week 2021 is scheduled to host a Privacy Technology Expo 2021 online on 26th

January 2020. The event is coming on the theme ‘Harnessing Data As A Critical Asset In The Digital Economy’.

NITDA’s issuance of the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) in 2019 has stimulated pioneering technologies to aid compliance.

A statement signed by the agency’s Head, Corporate Affairs & External Relations, Mrs Hadiza Umar said “This pioneer Expo is aimed at showcasing our national innovativeness and contribute to growing global privacy enhancing technology industry.

“The Agency is therefore calling on Data Protection Service Organisations and Technology Developers, to make entries for the Expo. Solutions will be evaluated on the bases of originality, marketability, scalability, inclusiveness, job and wealth creation potential. Successful entries will have an opportunity to present their solution to a national and international audience.

“This event is scheduled to progress as follows.

Submission of entries via: http://bit.ly/PrivacyTechExp021 z The portal will be opened from January 13, 2021 till January 20, 2021. Entries will be evaluated and assessed by January 22, 2021.

NITDA explained further that “Shortlisted Finalists will be notified by January 25, 2021 and will be required to do a 3-minute live pitch on Tuesday January 26, 2021

For more enquiries, please contact Olufemi Daniel Esq. on odaniel@nitda.gov.ng