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Commission Opens Registration Portal for Data Controllers, Processors & Others

Commission Opens Registration Portal for Data Controllers, Processors & Others

Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC), has unveiled a portal for registration of Data Controllers and Processors.

The Commission urged all entities, including businesses, educational institutions, healthcare providers, and other organisations that collect personal data of individuals, that registration is mandatory in accordance with Section 5(d) of the Nigeria Data Protection Act, 2023.

In a post in verified FaceBook, It said “If your operations involve the collection and processing of personal data such as students’ records, client information, patient details, customer data, or any other personal information, whether for commercial or non-commercial purposes, you are required to register as either a Data Controller or Data Processor.”

According to the NDPC, registration can be completed through the official NDPC Registration Portal at services.ndpc.gov.ng saying that  registration period commences on January 30th, 2024, and concludes on June 30th, 2024. Entities that fail to register within this timeframe will be subject to penalties.

Under the Nigeria Data Protection Act, 2023, it is illegal to process personal data without proper registration. Failure to comply with registration requirements constitutes an offense punishable by law.

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