OrderPaperToday – The Senate on Wednesday passed for second reading a bill that would promote the protection of personal information processed by public and private bodies.

The bill equally seeks to give effect to the right of privacy by introducing measures to ensure that the personal information of an individual is safe guarded when it is being managed.

The bill was read for the first time on 23rd of June 2016.

Leading the debate of the bill is Sen. Stella Oduah (APC, Anambra) who stated that the importance of the bill is as a result of the development of internet and computer networks which has caused the amount of personal data generated to be kept across servers in different locations.

According to Oduah, this has the potential for personal information to be shared by different legal and natural persons in a manner which the data subject could not have contemplated at the time the original data was obtained.

The Senate also passed for second reading, a bill to provide for the establishment of Federal Task Force on revenue defaulters. It would establish the task force on revenue piracy and national heritage protection and other matters.

Sponsored by Senator Samuel Anyanwu (Imo East), the bill if finally passed will block the leakages in revenue collection in the country.

According to Anyanwu, it will avert piracy that is rampant in the revenue collection circles and enhance revenue generation of agencies.

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