The National Information Technology Development Agency engaged in 17 data breach investigations and issued 15 million naira fines in 2021, a new report has revealed.

The National Information Technology Development Agency engaged in 17 data breach investigations and issued 15 million naira fines in 2021, a new report has revealed.

This was disclosed in the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation Performance Report 2020-2021, which was launched by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami.

The report further disclosed that seven investigations were concluded and sanctions were imposed on three entities.

It was also disclosed that the number of ongoing investigations on alleged data breaches rose from 15 in 2020 to 17 in 2021, while the number of investigations concluded rose from one in 2020 to seven in 2021.

In addition, the amount of fines issued rose from 1 million naira in 2020 to 15 million in 2021.

The report further shows NITDA that was partnering with key stakeholders to ascertain appropriate sanctions for different kinds of violations of the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation.

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