By Dipo Olowookere
A one-day programme to bring together leading industry data privacy and security experts and capital market stakeholders to share actionable information on the prevailing data protection regulation is being planned for Thursday, October 31, 2019.
This bi-annual forum in its seventh edition is organised by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and this year’s theme is The Nigeria Data Protection Regulation: Achieving Compliance.
A statement issued by the NSE said the Nigerian Capital Market Information Security Forum (NCMISF) will take place at the NSE Event Center on 2-4 Customs Street, Lagos.
The event is aimed at achieving privacy by default and privacy by design. The forum will also highlight how organizations can comply with these regulations on an ongoing basis, as a means of protecting client data and boosting investor’s confidence.
The programme will feature presentations and panel discussions by National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) licensed Data Protection Compliance Organisations (DPCO) such as Michael Ango, Associate Director, Andersen Tax; Akin Oyegoke, Managing Consultant, Johan Consults; John Anyanwu, Partner, Technology Advisory, KPMG Advisory Services and Linus Osita Okeke, Partner, Ernst & Young. Mrs Oluyemi Obadare, Business Continuity Manager, NSE will also be speaking at the forum.
Speaking ahead of the event, the Chief Risk Officer at NSE, Mr Rasaq Ozemede, noted that “the event will provide participants a perfect opportunity to get deeper understanding of present and developing trends in Information Security through case studies on topics ranging from how industry is redefining their Data Protection Regulation practice to developments in protecting Personally Identifiable Information (PII), data protection regimes and share effective strategies and best practices in ensuring information privacy is in compliance with the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) and the international General Data Protection Regulation”.
“This year, we have received sponsorship boost from Zenith Bank Plc and Axa Mansard. We look forward to welcoming more sponsors,” Mr Ozemede added.
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