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Following the review of the publicly available NITDA Bill 2021, API has submitted the following concerns and recommendations to NITDA for review of the Bill. Our concerns are not exhaustive and it is recommended that the views of other stakeholders be also taken seriously for a comprehensive review of the Bill.
At Advocacy for Policy and Innovation (API) we provide the latest and most accurate policy information and analysis targeted at technology-based investments, innovations and taxation on the following areas:
In line with Nigeria’s diversification efforts, and against the stark realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government is realigning its focus in revenue generation and economic development. Against this backdrop, the National Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Policy (2020-2026) was drafted with a mandate to provide a comprehensive standard for digital innovation and entrepreneurship in Nigeria.
This Bill is aimed at delivering a framework for the collation and management of digital health records in Nigeria. It includes the establishment of regulators as well as compliance guidelines for health records management.
The Policy seeks to improve the business environment in Nigeria with an aim to attract local and foreign investments to improve economic viability. This bill seeks to establish the Business Facilitation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Law 2019, referred to as the “Omnibus Bill"
Data Protection Bill 2019 (DPB 2019) and Data Protection Bill 2020 (DPB 2020) propose the creation of a Data Protection Commission that will coordinate data protection and privacy issues, oversee data controllers and data processors and delineate funding for the proposed Commission.
The Bill seeks to establish a National Agency to regulate technology incubation, research and development in Nigeria.The agency will oversee the establishment and management of Technology Incubators.
The Strategy seeks to provide a framework for an enabling institutional, legal, regulatory, technological and infrastructural environment for the development and rapid growth of the IT outsourcing industry in Nigeria. The framework is based on the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy’s “Eight Pillars to Accelerate the National Digital Economy for a Digital Nigeria.”
This white paper examines the economic advantages of cryptocurrencies; explores examples of countries that have embraced and regulated around it; the challenges of an outright ban; and proffers recommendations on the use of regulatory tools, side by side creating a niche in technology for the innovation ecosystem in Nigeria.
In line with Nigeria’s economic diversification efforts, this strategy aims to key into the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan of the Federal Government by increasing the contribution of ICT to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
The guideline attempts to provide operational guidance to the various e-commerce sector players, providing specific obligations for the operation of e-commerce platforms, parties in e-commerce transactions, processes for handling complaints, product recall, penalties and responsibilities of financial service providers.
A detailed submission on the impact and potential outcomes of the Twitter ban by the Nigerian Government, as well as recommended steps for mutually beneficial outcomes for all stakeholders.
The bill was developed to mitigate against falsehood, manipulations and counter the effect of false information. The bill seeks to regulate internet intermediaries, social media platforms and curb the transmission of false statements of fact/fake news. It sanctions offenders in a bid to enhance the transparency of internet intermediaries and social media platforms.
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