PrivCon Nigeria 2024

A Round Table Discussion of Privacy Professionals and Stakeholders in Nigeria

Award Criteria

The Winner is the nominee to have excelled in these areas:

  • Practicing in the Nigerian market: The nominee must either be based in Nigeria, provide products or services to Nigerian consumers, or focus on the Nigerian market.

  • Demonstrated Knowledge/Expertise: The nominee has a proven track record of expertise and competence in the field of privacy. This may include a strong understanding of relevant laws and regulations, as well as the ability to apply privacy principles effectively in real-world situations.

  • Innovation: The nominee has contributed to advancing privacy and data protection in Nigeria through innovative approaches, technologies, or strategies. This could include the development of new tools, processes, or policies that promote the field of privacy and data protection.

  • Ethical Leadership: Ethical behavior and leadership in the field of privacy and data protection are essential. Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards in their work, including transparency, accountability, and respect for rights and freedoms.

  • Impact: The nominee’s work should have had a significant impact on the field of privacy and data protection, either within their organization, the broader industry, or the public at large. This may be measured through quantifiable improvements in privacy practices, the prevention of data breaches, or the enhancement of individuals’ privacy experiences.

  • Advocacy and Education: Nominees have actively contributed to the education and awareness of privacy and data protection issues should be recognized. This may include speaking engagements, publications, training programs, policy advancement or advocacy efforts that promote privacy awareness and understanding.

  • Compliance and Governance: The nominee has demonstrated a commitment to privacy compliance and governance within their organization or industry. This includes ensuring that privacy policies and practices align with relevant laws and regulations and that they are effectively implemented and enforced.

  • Collaboration: Effective collaboration with cross-functional teams, stakeholders, and the privacy community is vital. Nominees should have collaborated with others to address privacy challenges and promote privacy best practices.

  • Long-term Commitment: Recognition should be given to privacy professionals who have shown a long-term dedication to the field, as evidenced by their continuous contributions and commitment to staying current with evolving privacy issues.

  • Resilience and Adaptability: The nominee has demonstrated resilience and adaptability in the face of evolving privacy threats and challenges. This includes the ability to adapt privacy strategies and practices to new technological developments and emerging risks.

  • Community Involvement: Participation in privacy-related professional organizations, initiatives, or community-building efforts should be considered. Active engagement in the privacy community demonstrates a commitment to the field beyond individual responsibilities.

  • Mentorship and Leadership Development: Recognizing individuals who have mentored and developed the next generation of privacy professionals is important. Nominees who have actively contributed to the growth and development of their colleagues or subordinates should be acknowledged.


  • Early Career Achievement: Nominees should be in the early stages of their privacy career, typically with no more than three years of professional experience in the field.

  • Demonstrated Commitment: The nominee should have exhibited a strong commitment to privacy as evidenced by their educational choices, career trajectory, or involvement in privacy-related activities.

  • Impactful Projects: Consideration should be given to individuals who have played a significant role in privacy-related projects or initiatives, even at the early stages of their careers. The impact of these projects on privacy protection or awareness should be measurable and notable.

  • Continuous Learning: Rising stars should show a dedication to continuous learning and staying up-to-date with the latest developments in privacy laws, regulations, and technologies including trainings, workshops, seminars and courses undertaken.

  • Ethical Conduct: Nominees should have demonstrated a commitment to ethical conduct in their work, including transparency, accountability, and respect for individuals’ privacy rights.

  • Collaboration: The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, mentors, and cross-functional teams is important. Rising stars should have a track record of effective collaboration in privacy-related projects.

  • Contributions to Privacy Education: Nominees who have actively contributed to privacy education or awareness efforts, such as participating in outreach programs, delivering presentations, or creating educational content, should be recognized.

  • Community Involvement: Participation in privacy-related professional organizations, conferences, or community-building efforts is a positive indicator of commitment to the field.

  • Recommendations and Endorsements: Strong recommendations or endorsements from colleagues, mentors, or supervisors who can speak to the nominee’s potential, contributions, and impact in the field should be considered.