‘ADOPT-A-SCHOOL’ TRAINING JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE NIGERIA DATA PROTECTION COMMISSION AND S.P. A. AJIBADE & CO. IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 2024 NATIONAL PRIVACY WEEK.
The National Privacy Week is an annual activity observed by privacy and data protection professionals and stakeholders around the world in creating awareness about the relevance and implementation of privacy and data protection principles. In honouring the 2024 edition, held from 28th January 2024 – 4th February 2024, the Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC) in conjunction with S.P.A. Ajibade & Co organized an “Adopt-a-School” training session at The Regent College, Abuja and Kings College, Lagos Island, Lagos on 30th January 2024 and 2nd February 2024 respectively. The training sessions, titled “Shaping Tomorrow’s Privacy Landscape”, were aimed at educating the participating students and staff members on the importance of data privacy and protection, spreading awareness, and encouraging data privacy best practices and standards.
The SPAACO teams commenced the training by giving a brief background and history of the Nigeria Data Protection Commission and its activities, while also informing the participants about the importance of the annual National Privacy Week.
The SPAACO teams further enlightened the participants about the importance of privacy and data protection, what constitutes personal data, who may be a data controller and data processor, the obligations of a data controller and data processor, the rights of data subjects, measures to be taken to protect personal data and the relevant privacy and data protection laws. The essence and manner of how to protect their privacy and respect the privacy of others both online and offline were also addressed.
The SPAACO teams engaged the participants in a question-and-answer session to stress popular terms in privacy and data protection.
At the close of the training sessions, and to encourage and acknowledge the participation of the students, souvenirs (NDPC and SPAACO branded t-shirts and branded baseball caps) were distributed to some of the staff and students who were able to attend the training sessions.