Sylvia Appiah: Most organisations don’t have a clue about data protection

The chief executive officer of Information Governance Solutions is worried about the low interest of organisations on data protection

Sylvia Appiah, the lead consultant and CEO of Information Governance Solutions, has advised organisations to invest more in data protection to enhance their operations.

“I think a lot of organisations don’t have a clue about data protection …the most powerful thing to do is ask questions and exercise our rights,” Appiah said on The Asaase Breakfast Show on Friday (28 January).

“The data you’re collecting, who is it going to be shared with and how is it going to be secured? I think it’s important that we pay attention to privacy even though there are long policies and notices we have to read,” Appiah said.

On her part Teki Akuetteh, the executive director of Africa Digital Rights Hub, called for more awareness creation on data protection.

“We have a long way to go with awareness in the country. I don’t think we’re doing enough. Unfortunately, we are seeing this sector and we’re not giving it the needed attention.

“Data protection laws form a basis of creating an ecosystem of trust and reliance. You don’t want to get a point where the system collapses and we will get there if things are not done right,” Akuetteh said.

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