In News by stephen abiodun on the 31st, August, 2020

Dangerous Administration Type Put Tomi Somefun Led Unity Financial institution In Illegal Knowledge Publicity Disaster

Unity Bank

It might be recalled that the financial institution was dragged to the Nationwide Industrial Courtroom of Nigeria lately the place committal proceedings was began towards the financial institution’s managing director/chief government officer, Oluwatomi Somefun to commit her to jail for flouting orders made by the court docket in a movement filed by 25 ex-staff of the financial institution, in whose favour the Lagos division of the court docket had given a financial judgment on July three, 2019.

The most recent of its many troubles is a private knowledge breach go well with filed by the Digital Rights Legal professionals Initiative towards the lender following the unauthorized publicity of over 53,000 job seekers on the financial institution’s job portal.

In Swimsuit No. FHC/AB/CS/85/2020, filed on 28 August 2020, the applicant sought:

“A declaration that the Respondent’s privateness coverage on its web site – “https://www.unitybankng.com/privateness” violates the supply of regulation 2.5 of the Nigeria Knowledge Safety Regulation 2019.

“A declaration that the Respondent’s unauthorized publicity of non-public knowledge of information topics on the Web constitutes a private knowledge breach underneath regulation 1.three(11) of the Nigeria Knowledge Safety Regulation 2019.

“A declaration that the Respondent’s unauthorized publicity of non-public knowledge of information topics on the Web constitutes a violation of the information topics’ proper to privateness assured by part 37 of the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (As Amended).

“A declaration that, by advantage of regulation 2.10(a) of the Nigeria Knowledge Safety Regulation 2019, the Respondent is liable to a advantageous of N10, 000, 000.

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“An order mandating the Respondent pay the sum of N10, 000, 000 (Ten million Naira solely), to the account of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by the Remita platform inside seven days of supply of judgement on this go well with.

“Perpetual injunction restraining Respondent, its officers, brokers and/or knowledge processors from additional interfering with the privateness rights of its knowledge topic.

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