NITDA to probe Lagos State Internal Revenue Service, data controllers


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The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) says it will investigate the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) and other data controllers for alleged breach of taxpayers’ data in the state.

The Director General of NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa, made this known on Friday in a statement he signed and issued in Abuja.

Mr Inuwa said LIRS published a web portal with address https://lagos.pay.ng/TaxPayer, where personal information of taxpayers in the state was exposed to the public.

The director said though the state government had taken steps to mitigate the glitch, it was still against the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) and NITDA Act of 2007.

He emphasised that the NDPR seeks to protect citizens’ data and not divulging their information without consent.

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