Nigeria Data Protection Regulation Annual Audit

The Regulation

The Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) was issued by the Nigeria Information Technology development Agency (NITDA) on the 25th of January 2019. The regulation imposed a few new obligations on organisations who handle the personal data of living Nigerian residents or citizens. One of such obligations is the completion of an annual audit for the year and to subsequently file the reports with Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC) on or before the 15th of March every year.

Audit Process

The Audit process includes a set of detailed remediation activities that would be implemented by Dataworks Analytics and Consultancy Services. These activities would be delivered using industry best practice data protection principles and guidelines.

At Dataworks Analytics, we are well versed and experienced in dealing with clients of various calibers’ and have successfully to date, supported the remediation and comprehensive efforts required by our clients who need to meet their obligations to NDPC (Nigeria Data Protection Commission).

Non-compliance to the regulation can cause irremediable damage to your business, and these may range from:

We are a licensed Data Protection Compliance Organisation (DPCO) that thrives by helping organisations identify and mitigate their data protection and privacy compliance risks and challenges, alongside their information security and cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities. We work with organisations to provide a secure operating environment, achieve regulatory compliance, mitigate cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities and stay within the boundaries of applicable regulations.
Our dedicated and professional team specialises in solving complex compliance issues, creating bespoke and flexible business solutions for a variety of clients across different industries.


Significant financial penalties from the supervisory authority, the NDPB

Breach of Trust

Breach of trust with your invaluable clients and customers

Reputational Damage

To your business, lawsuits, loss of earnings and penalties, etc


Loss of customers and employee attrition

Delivery Approach
The approach which Dataworks will apply shall bridge the gap between the business’ needs and the main requirement to achieve results, through effective and consistent use of our trusted delivery methods and tools. Our 3 step compliance approach will leverage proven methods, international best practices, robust tools, and comprehensive suite of assets (ranging from reference processes to automation and our extensive toolkit) to deliver an innovative solution.

Our execution approach incorporates proven methodologies, the utilization of extremely qualified personnel, and a highly responsive approach to managing deliverables.


Organisations would derive several useful benefits once the NDPR Compliance Audit and remedial activities are completed. These benefits will include but are not limited to the following:

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