NITDA Investigates True Caller Over Possible Breach Of Privacy Rights In Nigeria
27 September 2019
The National Information Technology Agency (NITDA) has started an investigation into a potential violation of the privacy rights of Nigerians by the Truecaller Service.
In a statement, Kashifu Abdullahi Inuwa, the Director-General of the National Information Technology Agency, said that the investigation is in line with Section 6 of the NITDA Act 2007.
The section empowers NITDA to provide advisory services in all information technology matters to the private and public sectors,
NITDA, therefore, announced that it was commencing with an investigation of the potential breach.
NITDA said that the implications of such practices are far-reaching and could put many Nigerians in unsavoury conditions.