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Three MPs to appear before Parliament over data protection regulations

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
Three Ministers are to appear before Parliament to address the house on measures being taken to protect sensitive  data of the state, businesses and citizens.
The Ministers are those of Communication, the Interior, and National Security. They would be required to provide a joint brief before the plenary.
 
The directive from Parliament follows concerns raised by Members of Parliament (MPs) on the laxity of Ghana's laws on the protection of data after the Data Protection Commission  indicted some private and state institutions for breaching in data protection.
 
First Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei-Owusu issued the directive to the three ministers after a statement from MP for Juaben, Ama Pomaa Boateng, which called on the house to ensure that institutions that collect data do so in strict adherence to data protection laws.
 
The directive requested the Ministers to come and assure the house that data collected from businesses and citizens are well protected.