Date: Tuesday, 24th of April, 2018
Lagos Venue: Westwood Hotel
22, Awolowo Road,
Ikoyi, Lagos.

Date: Thursday, 26th of April, 2018
Abuja Venue: Kanem Suites
41 Ajose Adeogun Street, Beside Peace Transit Park,
Utako, FCT Abuja.

As The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Approaches: How Does It Affect Organizations in Nigeria?


Nigerian London Business Forum (NILOB) is the premiere organisation for facilitating and promoting trade and investment between the UK, Nigeria and European Union. Now in its 6th year, NILOBF has promoted Nigeria as a country that is making positive development for economic prosperity and growth to the UK and European businesses.

NILOBF has served as a platform serving trade, investment and legal information to its members and the nations as a whole. Nigeria London Business Forum’s country office in Lagos, Nigeria in collaboration with the Institute of Credit Administration (ICA) will be running awareness seminars in the week beginning the 23rd of April, 2018 to help prepare Nigerian businesses for the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This law becomes effective on May 25, 2018.

Very key to GDPR is data processing which includes the collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction of personal data. GDPR applies to both automated and manual data processing.

The new laws will have wide-ranging implications for all EU citizens, all corporate organizations, or institutions who process and hold personal data of EU individuals residing in the European Union, regardless of your company’s location. GDPR is the most important and impactful shake-up, relating to how personal data about individuals can be stored, that has ever been enshrined in law.

The good news: It provides wide-ranging data protection for all EU citizens, and also harmonizes data protection regulation throughout the EU making it easier for non-European companies to comply with these regulations.

The bad (if you aren’t ready by May 25th): This comes at the cost of a strict data protection compliance regime – with severe penalties for non-compliance (up to 4% of annual global turnover or €20 Million, whichever is greater.) Everyone must be compliant with GDPR by the enforcement deadline!

As the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Approaches: How Does It Affect Organizations in Nigeria?

• Requires any enterprise in the world that conducts business with at least one citizen of the EU to comply with GDPR protections of personally identifiable information or face stiff penalties.

• Based on Article 3 of EU, which defines territorial scope. “The article states that organizations must comply with GDPR if they offer goods or services to EU citizens, even without payment, or monitoring the behaviour of EU citizens.

• The starting point should be to determine whether the organization process personal data of EU citizens, either as a controller or processor of data, or whether a part of your organization operate within the EU borders.

• It does not matter where your business headquarters are located. As long you are in the place where European member state law applies by virtue of public international law, organizations in Nigeria need to comply with GDPR.

• Complying with GDPR protects Nigerian organizations from not being sanctioned in global trade. For instance, EU adopted a global best practice like: PCI DSS for risk management and also for cloud computing environments while NITDA adopted COBIT 5 of ISACA as a regulatory framework.

• When adopting these regulations, it is advantageous for an enterprise to have a solid governance function in place, to help with implementation and execution. And if the organization lacks that structure, GDPR compliance is a good reason to begin creating that structure in your enterprise.

• Organizations outside of EU need to perform a data protection impact assessment as a required element of GDPR.

• This is an initial step in determining the need to comply with GDPR in the process of GDPR implementation. Once the organization determines that it has to comply with the regulation, the compliance program must include all parts of data processing.

• The organization being impacted by GDPR needs to assess, implement and comply with specific GDPR requirements. These requirements will impact the entire organization and how day-to-day operations are being conducted with respect to personal data. New processes and controls are implemented to protect personal data of EU citizens and also to protect the organization from liabilities caused by non-compliance with GDPR.

Nigerian London Business Forum will help you get compliant by the deadline. Our GDPR Awareness Seminar in Nigeria will cover:
o Raising GDPR Awareness in Nigeria
o What is the new EU GDPR about?
o Making institutions aware of what they need to have in place
o Understanding the concept of ‘Privacy by Design’
o The role of a Data Protection Officer
o How will GDPR will affect your organization?
o Understanding how GDPR will affect Nigerian businesses
o Getting help and additional support from GDPR Strategists

GDPR Speaker’s Profile –

Sally Brown, Managing Director,
Trinity Management Systems Limited, UK

Sally is a co-founding director of TMS and believes strongly in providing the best possible and professional services to clients.

With the vision to constantly evolve, develop and improve the TMS services, Sally’s wealth of knowledge, in information systems, data protection and ISO management, has promoted the creation of “cloud-based” modular Collaborative Management Solution – ISOportal

Sally has also designed and developed GDPR Package, which is currently being utilised by organisations to ascertain their level of compliance to the new regulations.

Sally’s determination to implement ISO Management Systems that are “fit for purpose” and fit with the ethos of any organisation ensures that each system is unique.

Prior to setting up Trinity Management Systems, Sally worked as an information security officer in her role as a network analyst after graduating from Queens University Belfast with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science. To further her education Sally obtained certification in Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing. Thus, making her our resident Cyber Security expert.

BSc (Hons) Computer Science, CEH, CPT, CEPT
Lead Auditor in ISO27001, ISO9001, ISO22301, ISO20000, OHSAS18001, ISO14001

Sector Specialist: Information Security, Information Technology, Business Continuity, General Data Protection

This seminar targets the following groups of institutions and companies:

1. Organizations that process and control data for an EU based countries
2. Organizations transacting with businesses within the EU territories
3. Organizations planning business expansion into or business partnership with any of the EU countries
4. Institutions and companies with affiliates or branches within the EU
5. Government Offices with access to EU citizens’ data
6. And in particular, institutions and companies who process personal information of EU Citizens (May be expatriates within the country)

The EU Citizens may be
1. Expatriate working in the country
2. Oversee Business Partners from an EU country, among others

Who Should Attend this Seminar?
1. Top Business Executives
2. Government Representatives
3. Data Processors
4. Data Controllers
5. Compliance Managers
6. IT Executives/Specialists

It is important that institutions plan to attend.


£550/ N277,750.00 per participant, per location, payable with registration.


Payment in local currency can be made to:

The Institute of Credit Administration
Zenith Bank Plc. (Moloney Branch, Lagos)
Account No: 1012404772
Branch Sort Code: 057150822

Payment in GBP can be made to:

Nigerian London Business Forum, UK
Union Bank UK Plc,
1 King’s Arms Yard, London, EC2R 7AF.
Account No: 01655500,
Sort Code: 23-57-97,
IBAN Number: GB87UBUK23579701655500,
Swift Address: UBNIGB2L,
Currency: GBP (£)

Please note that payment made is not subject to refund.

To register for GDPR Awareness Seminar in Nigeria, please contact:

Nigeria Contact
Prof. Chris Onalo
Director, Nigeria Country Office
Nigerian London Business Forum
T: +234 803 403 0160/08023314598
E: [email protected]


UK Contact
Jewel T. Kingsley
Nigerian London Business Forum, UK
T: +44 7789836385
E: [email protected]