The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has reassured investors and stakeholders that it is committed to the bourse’s protection as it organizes forum educate investing public on the prevailing data protection regulation.

Ahead of the upcoming 7th Nigerian Capital Market Information Security Forum (NCMISF), the management of the Exchange explained that it was set for the NCMISF themed, “The Nigeria Data Protection Regulation: Achieving Compliance.”  

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Chief Risk Officer, NSE, Rasaq Ozemede, explained that the one-day free event would bring together leading industry data privacy and security experts and capital market stakeholders to share actionable information on the prevailing data protection regulation, which is aimed at achieving privacy by default and privacy by design.

According to him, the forum would 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.

He said, “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). 

“Other focused areas are 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.”  

Details: The NCMISF 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.

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About THE NSE: The Nigerian Stock Exchange, a company limited by guarantee, services the largest economy in Africa and is championing the development of Africa’s financial markets. The Exchange offers listing and trading services, licensing services, market data solutions, ancillary technology services, and more.

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