February 22, 2005
The Director General
Consumer Protection Council
Plot 2215, Herbert Macaulay Way
Wuse Zone 6
CPC: A PRIVACY AGENDA - TO BE OR NOT TO BE?
It occurs to us that CPC, Nigeria’s premier consumer protection champion may need to
revisit her role in relation to securing consumer privacy in the information age in keeping
with Section 37 of the 1999 Constitution.
And to that end, AIIA is interested in working with CPC to create a pro-active privacy
protection agenda to meet the needs of Nigerians. Possible pro-privacy agenda initiatives
• Creating a Privacy Task Force to develop and implement the Director General’s
• The need for privacy awareness campaigns to enlighten the consumer as to what is at
stake and why and of what CPC is doing in that regard
• The Task Force should among other things spearhead the drafting of appropriate
legislation requiring the following:
o that organizations collecting personal information (whether online or offline)
it is stored, where it is stored (whether in Nigeria or elsewhere), how long it is
stored, how it is intended to be used, and how it is actually used, whether or
not such information is shared with third parties and on what basis/terms and
how the information is ultimately disposed of
o a comprehensive list of privacy breaches and appropriate fines
Thank you for taking matters a step further in our behalf.
Barr. Ime Akpan