The (NDPR) Academy® has announced its forthcoming Q2 2020 Certified Foundation and Practitioner Courses.
The Foundation Course is scheduled to hold on Wednesday, 17th June 2020 while the Practitioner Course will hold on Thursday, 25th and Friday, 26th June 2020, with both Courses taking place virtually on dedicated online platforms.
Speaking with journalists recently, Registrar of the NDPR Academy®, Mr. Olugbenga Sile hinted that the approach is to assemble a cast of experienced professionals in the Personal Data Protection Compliance space (especially the NDPR and the European Union General Data Protection Regulation [EU GDPR]) who, through a highly interactive and conducive process, share principles-based practical knowledge of the application of the NDPR.
“We understand the challenges the world has had to face as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, technology has provided a seamless alternative to physical learning through virtual learning platforms. The Q2 2020 NDPR Academy Classes would be taken virtually and we have put adequate measures in place to ensure a hitch-free training process” Sile added.
The NDPR Academy® was established by 21 Search Ltd., (a recruitment, training and certifications company) and Taxaide Technologies Limited (a Data Protection Compliance Organization (DPCO) and technology development company) with the aim of providing NDPR training and NITDA-approved certiﬁcation.
The Essence of the NDPR Academy® is to train and certify a generation of persons that can foster the cause of privacy rights and the NDPR, including its future form, speciﬁcally.
Since December 2019 through its Foundation and Practitioner Programmes, the NDPR Academy® has provided relevant training and certiﬁcation to over 200 participants across various sectors of the Nigerian economy on the NDPR 2019 as released by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
Details of the Courses and the registration process can be found on the NDPR Academy® website: www.ndpracademy.ng.
In addition, Data Controllers are required to engage the services of DPCOs to assist with the compliance process of filing their Statutory Annual Data Protection Audit with NITDA before Tuesday 30th June 2020, or risk the penalty of N10 million or 2% of their global revenues, whichever is greater in the event of a data breach.