Parliament summons 3 ministers over data breach row

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Parliament has summoned three ministers over measures being taken to protect sensitive state data.

The Ministers for Communications, Interior and National Security would be required to provide a joint briefing to Parliament on the coordination of their activities to protect data.

The directive follows concerns raised by MPs on the laxity in Ghana’s laws on the protection of data after the Data Protection Commission recently indicted some private and state institutions over breaches in data protection.

The First Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei Owusu, issued the directive on the back of a statement from MP for Juaben, Ama Pomaa Boateng.

Steps they are taking to protect Data in view of the happening around the globe.

“In the circumstances, I direct that the Ministers of National Security, Interior and Communication come to brief the House and the committee to assure members that data collected from us and indeed from national state institutions are well protected,” he said.

By: Duke Mensah Opoku/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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