This out our policy for responding to requests for deletion of data under the Nigerian law.
This document explains the rights of the data subject in relation to data deletion and the responsibilities of
MAB in responding with such a request.
An individual has the right to erasure, also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’. The principle underpinning this
right is to enable an individual to request the deletion or removal of personal data where there is no compelling
reason for its continued processing.
When does the right to erasure apply?
Individuals have a right to have personal data erased and to prevent
processing in specific circumstances:
- Where the personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purpose for which it was originally collected/processed;
- When the individual withdraws consent;
- When the individual objects to the processing and there is no other legal ground for the relevant processing activity;
- When the personal data was unlawfully processed;
- Where the personal data has to be erased in order to comply with a legal obligation.