The Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019 requires that company’s and organizations whose existence depend on people’s personal data should zealously protect such data in a bid to avoid misuse by third parties.
But time and again we have witnessed such data being shared or used for reasons other than for which the data was solicited for such as sending unsolicited messages on a mobile phone by organizations unknown to the phone user.
The question is, as much as it is illegal to send unsolicited messages to someone, do those in charge of protecting and securing our personal data care whether or not our personal data is misused. Despite the existence of the Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019, we have seen less or no apprehension of such organizations violating sections of the DPPA.
It’s a pity that we provide data pertaining to our National Identity cards, passports among others not knowing that the collector and processor intend to use it or share it with the third party.
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