‘CATCH THEM YOUNG’ TRAINING JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE NIGERIA DATA PROTECTION BUREAU AND S.P. A. AJIBADE & CO., IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 2023 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 2023 edition, held from 28th January to 4th February 2023, the Nigerian Data Protection Bureau (NDPB) in collaboration with S.P.A. Ajibade & Co., (SPAACO) organized training sessions for students and staff members of Queens College, Lagos and WhitePlains British School, Abuja on 1st February 2023. The training sessions, titled “Catch Them Young”, 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.
The SPAACO teams commenced the training by giving a brief background and history of the Nigeria Data Protection Bureau 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 solving crossword puzzles to stress popular terms in privacy and data protection and entertained question-and-answer sessions between the students and the SPAACO team.
At the close of the training sessions, and to encourage and acknowledge the participation of the students, souvenirs (NDPB 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 on the basic principles of privacy and data protection.