Guideline for Data and Information Management

14.1 Data and Information Management Firms shall:

  1. Register their products, capabilities and organization on the NITDA portal. The service will be provided free of charge and devoid of bureaucracy and will ensure NITDA awareness of available resources.
  2. Host government data locally within the country and shall not for any reason host any government data outside the country without an express approval from NITDA and the SGF
  3. Hold and maintain ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification
  4. Proactively sell and market the .ng TLD in line with provisions of NiRA

14.2 MDAs shall:

  1. Promote as mandatory the presence of system logs and other computer data logging technologies to aid in the effective troubleshooting and forensic investigation of events in government and civil service systems
  2. Be responsible for ensuring that reasonable care is taken to adequately secure the data and information of government and civil service that is created, transferred and stored in digital formats
  3. Ensure that all government data is hosted locally inside the country within 18 months from the publication of these guidelines.

14.3 NITDA shall:

  1. Promote and support local data hosting firms and set appropriate service level requirements and standards for data service provisioning for such firms.
  2. Work with respective institutions to design and determine data formats and interchange standards across all levels of government and between various departments.
  3. Promote awareness of appropriate data formats, database technologies, computer security and other data and information technologies that will be used by the government and the civil service in order to achieve the right degree of security
  4. Work with the National Copyright Commission towards the implementation of the treaties of the WIPO, as well as drive the local adaptation of specific provisions

Work with the National Copyright Commission, Copyright Reform Expert Working Group; National Office for Technology Promotion and Acquisition, as well as with non-governmental and civil organizations like Intellectual Property Institute, Nigerian Chapter of the World Intellectual Property Organization, Copyright Society of Nigeria, etc. to achieve the harmonization of intellectual property rights so as to provide an incentive for innovators and creators