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Call to localise national security contracts

18 September 2013, 19:00Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - A prominent local data protection consultancy firm, DataLaws Nigeria, warned Nigeria against the awarding of such contracts to foreign firms saying this could compromise the country’s security.

As such, officials from the company called on the government to award local firms such contracts.

The firm said that current trend where most data protection contracts are awarded to foreign firms, has the capacity to compromise the security of the African countries and their citizens.

Franklin Akinsuyi, Chief Executive Officer of Data Laws, said technologies such as Big Data, Outsourcing and Cloud Computing could “serious and devastating” negative effects that could compromise national security if not managed correctly.

He said since it had emerged that the United States, through operation “PRISM”, was spying on countries across the globe, Nigeria and many other African countries should localize the data protection contracts.

“Nigeria and other African countries should ensure that their citizens’ data is protected not only by implementing appropriate data protection and privacy legislations but also by restricting data to countries that do not have similar legislative safeguards," he said.

“DataLaws has been established in Nigeria to raise awareness of the need for Nigeria to implement regimes to protect its citizens data as well as assisting in providing advice on how Nigeria can achieve new revenue streams by establishing frameworks for participating in the lucrative outsourcing industry,” added Akinsuyi.

– CAJ News

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