The Nigerian Data Protection Act, 2023 (DPA) represents a significant milestone in the country’s data protection legislation.

Recently signed into law by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the DPA is Nigeria’s first Act that establishes a comprehensive framework to safeguard personal data.

In our client alert, authored by Partner Ijeoma Uju and Associates Okabonye Chukwuani, Victoria Oloni, and Tomisin Olanrewaju, we explore the focal points of the DPA by comparing it with the prior National Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) framework, highlighting key innovations, and examining the broad implications for data protection compliance within and outside Nigeria.